Extra points Brutal housecleaning going on in Tennessee under first-year general manager Jon Robinson, a former Patriots scout and executive who is getting rid of former GM Ruston Webster’s picks. Robinson traded Dorial Green-Beckham (2015 second-round pick) to Philadelphia, and released Bishop Sankey (2014 second-round pick), Justin Hunter (2013 second-round pick), and guard Jeremiah Poutasi (2015 third-round pick). We wonder if Robinson could have released these players earlier in the offseason to give them a chance at finding other homes . . . Looking ahead to Week 1, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said he expects defensive back Tyrann Mathieu (torn ACL) to play every snap against the Patriots, while Texans coach Bill O’Brien said it’s looking more likely that J.J. Watt (back surgery) will be in the lineup against the Bears, as well . . . The US Ryder Cup team visited Gillette Stadium last week, and the Patriots presented each golfer with a … [Read more...] about Just how bad is Teddy Bridgewater’s injury?
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The story never seemed more unlikely than when I visited Dodds's refuge, in a patch of woods off dead-end McKenna Street. I followed an informal trail out to the hemlock tree. I could plainly hear traffic noise. From the tree I counted steps back toward McKenna Street–the same direction Dodds would have been heading. After 25 strides, I'd walked up a slight rise and could see the roof of the nearest home, a tidy beige cape. Wimsatt had done the measurements: The tree is 470 feet from the house, and 550 feet from a schoolyard. … [Read more...] about Rescue Me!
The shooting in Santa Fe, a city of 13,000 people about 30 miles (48 kilometers) southeast of Houston, was the nation’s deadliest such attack since the Parkland, Florida, massacre that killed 17 and energized the teen-led gun-control movement. It was also the deadliest assault in Texas since a man with a semi-automatic rifle attacked a rural church late last year, killing more than two dozen people. … [Read more...] about Gunman blasted through door, lingered for almost 30 minutes
Authorities say during a confrontation that followed Emanuel “Manny” Lopes took Chesna’s gun and shot the six-year veteran of the department in the head and chest before fleeing on foot. According to authorities, he fired several additional gunshots as he was chased by law enforcement, fatally striking an elderly woman in her home. … [Read more...] about ‘An awful day in Weymouth’: What we know about the fatal shooting of police officer Michael Chesna and a local woman