Tom Brady thriving with two tight ends (1:05)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

The Boston Celtics waived training camp invites Marcus Georges-Hunt, Damion Lee, and Jalen Jones on Thursday. The trio is expected to land with Boston's D-League affiliate, the Maine Red Claws, after clearing waivers. The Celtics still must trim two more players to get to the regular-season limit of 15.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo was a full participant in Thursday's practice. The team is no longer listing his right shoulder on the injury report.

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Revs still holding out hope for playoff spot

Mathematically speaking, the Revolution still have a shot at making the postseason, but it's going to take a miracle -- and they know it.

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Gronk on the verge of major milestone

Rob Gronkowski needs seven catches this Sunday to reach 400 in his career. Per ESPN Stats & Info, that would tie him with Kellen Winslow Jr. as the third-fastest tight end to reach the mark. Milestone tracker


Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower said he likes the identity that is forming on defense but acknowledged that third down has been "a little bit of trouble" for the unit.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots have signed LB Trevor Reilly (Utah) to their practice squad Thursday, and released WR Shaq Evans to make room for him. Reilly, a 2014 seventh-round draft choice of the Jets, has played in 29 career games. The 6-foot-5, 245-pound Reilly adds depth at a position where Jonathan Freeny (shoulder) has already been placed on injured reserve, Jamie Collins (hip) missed last Sunday's game, and rookie Elandon Roberts (ankle) has been limited in practice this week.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Dont'a Hightower says the Patriots' defense has its identity mapped out for itself and getting off the field on third down (27th in NFL) is something that has to improve.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski says he hasn't heard anything from the NFL regarding any fines for him from Sunday's win over the Bengals. Then he asks a reporter, "Have you?"

ESPN Stats & Info

Inexperienced QBs don't fare well vs. Brady

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Tom Brady is 23-3 against QBs with one or fewer career wins. Landry Jones is 1-1 as a starter, with his win coming after he was injured and replaced by a hobbled Ben Roethlisberger.

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ACC Week 8 game picks: Less is more?

There are only four ACC games on the slate this week, but there could still be plenty of drama and implications.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics injury updates after Danny Ainge's weekly appearance on Boston sports radio 98.5 the Sports Hub: Team is still evaluating Marcus Smart (ankle) and are uncertain on timeline; Kelly Olynyk (shoulder) likely not back until mid-November.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Brad Stevens on Marcus Smart's ankle injury: "Twisted his ankle. Will be re-evaluated tomorrow. Early indication -- he's had an ankle sprain or two in the past -- but early indications are that it looks like hopefully not too long term. We don't know what it means; we'll have a better idea in the next couple days."

Smart injures ankle in Celtics' preseason finale (0:40)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart suffered a left ankle sprain in the second quarter of Wednesday's final preseason game against the New York Knicks and will not return.

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Sale 'Big Papi'; entra Horford

El dominicano Al Horford llega a Boston luego de que David Ortiz dejara unos estándares muy altos de calidad con los Medias Rojas. ¿Está listo para asumir esa responsabilidad? Aquí su respuesta. Leer

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Los Boston Celtics, con aromas competitivos en el Este

Con Brad Stevens de coach, Boston Celtics está en la terna de planteles fuertes en la Conferencia Este, en ese grupo de tres o cuatro equipos que buscarán romper el dominio de Cleveland Cavaliers y LeBron James. Leer

NFL 60-second preview for Week 7 (1:00)
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FPI: Pats-Steelers should be entertaining

Even without Ben Roethlisberger under center for Pittsburgh, FPI rates Sunday's matchup as one of the highest quality of the Week 7 slate. FPI game rater