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Patriots bring veteran FB Marcel Reece in for a tryout

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Longtime Oakland Raiders fullback Marcel Reece, a player whom Bill Belichick has spoken highly of in the past, was one of five players the New England Patriots had in town for workouts over the last 24 hours.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

With rain falling at Fenway 90 minutes before Red Sox-Blue Jays, AccuWeather calling for light, but steady rain throughout the night, "chilly, raw and wet" conditions, with temps in mid-50s. Delays likely, so bring your rain gear -- and your patience.

ESPN Stats & Info

Patriots a huge favorite over Bills

No one knows who will be under center for the Pats at home against the Bills but ESPN's FPI still likes their chances.

Lineup: Red Sox (92-67) vs. Blue Jays (87-72)

  • 1. Dustin Pedroia, 2B (R)
  • 2. Brock Holt, 3B (L)
  • 3. Mookie Betts, RF (R)
  • 4. David Ortiz, DH (L)
  • 5. Hanley Ramirez, 1B (R)
  • 6. Xander Bogaerts, SS (R)
  • 7. Jackie Bradley Jr., CF (L)
  • 8. Sandy Leon, C (S)
  • 9. Andrew Benintendi, LF (L)
  • SP: Rick Porcello, RHP
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Tour de Big Papi llega a su última parada

Los Medias Rojas anunciaron que habrá un homenaje diario a Ortiz durante toda la serie del fin de semana contra Azulejos de Toronto, pero se espera que el del domingo sea el más especial. Leer

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots officially list QBs Jimmy Garoppolo (right shoulder) and Jacoby Brissett (right thumb) as questionable. Both were limited in practice all week. In addition, OT Marcus Cannon (calf), G Jonathan Cooper (foot), LB Jonathan Freeny (shoulder), TE Rob Gronkowski (hamstring), LB Dont'a Hightower (knee) and CB Eric Rowe (ankle) are questionable, as all were limited in practice throughout the week.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Xander Bogaerts batting sixth for Red Sox. John Farrell often talks about importance of No. 6 spot to maximize offense's production, must want to see how Bogaerts looks there. Brock Holt batting second, playing third base.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots WR Julian Edelman doesn't want to look too far ahead to Tom Brady's return Monday. "We have a game before that. When he comes back, we'll obviously be happy, but we have a job ahead of us with the Buffalo Bills."

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots RB Dion Lewis, who is recovering from a second surgery on his knee, walked through the locker room during the media-access period. He remains on the reserve/PUP list.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Bills WR Chris Hogan, in his first year with the Patriots, drew a big media crowd in the locker room Friday as he talked about how Buffalo really got his career started.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Bills WR Chrisn Hogan, in his first year with the Patriots, drew a big media crowd in the locker room Friday as he talked about how Buffalo really got his career started.

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What Garoppolo, Brissett mean for your lineup (1:27)
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Patriots favored despite uncertainty at QB

No one knows who will start under center for the Patriots. but they're tough to beat at home. Tyrod Taylor had his worst rushing game last season against New England and he'll need to improve that for Buffalo to pull the upset. Our NFL Nation reporters make their picks. Week 4 predictions (Insider)

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Should the NFL be embarrassed if the Pats go 4-0 without Brady? (1:41)

Hunt for October: Where things stand

The Red Sox have clinched the AL East. They are tied in the loss column with the Indians for home-field advantage in the ALDS and are two games back of the Rangers for the best record in the AL and home-field advantage throughout the postseason. What's at stake this weekend

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills have declared Sammy Watkins as out for Sunday's game vs. New England. Rex Ryan says there is "major concern" over Watkins' availability moving forward this season.

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Garoppolo, Brissett warming up for practice (0:17)
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Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots QBs Jimmy Garoppolo (10) and Jacoby Brissett (7) finish their warmup and jog to their next drill at practice. Media members didn't see any throwing during a limited peek at practice.

ESPN Stats & Information

Thursday's five longest homers

The Cardinals' Jedd Gyorko heads Thursday's list with a nearly 450-foot shot, the longest of his career at Busch Stadium.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

LeGarrette Blount is averaging 25 carries per game, so would Bill Belichick like to see that number reduced? "I'd like to see us win. That's what I'd like to see," Belichick answered Friday. "It's not about individual stats. It's about the team winning. That's what is important to me and that's what is important to the team."

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David Ortiz's farewell season

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  • Big Papi's ballpark tour

    We'll be tracking Red Sox slugger David Ortiz's final major league journey all season long. Check back here for highlights, recaps and photos from his last stop at each stadium.