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How big of a loss would Gronkowski be?

Even if Rob Gronkowski only misses a short amount of time, his injury will still have repercussions. Tristan H. Cockcroft takes a look at Gronkowski's massive impact on New England's offense. Fantasy fallout

Brady 'pissed' after loss to Broncos

Pats QB Tom Brady was upset about losing TE Rob Gronkowski and some referee calls made down the stretch in the loss to Denver, telling WEEI: "I don't know that I have ever been so pissed off after a loss, and I think everyone felt the same way. ... The way it all played out, I guess I was pretty pissed off ... the final outcome, the way the final 20 minutes of the game played out." Story

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The Red Sox signing of OF Chris Young could open the door for trading Jackie Bradley Jr., but it seems like a quality depth signing to me. Bradley had a big August but also owns a career .298 OBP and Rusney Castillo has yet to show he can hit in the majors. Young is a good fourth outfielder who could start if either falters, leaving Brock Holt to back up in the infield.

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Red Sox nab former Yankee Chris Young

Boston has reached an agreement with the free-agent outfielder on a multi-year contract, pending a physical, according to ESPN's Jerry Crasnick and multiple reports (first reported by Fox Sports). Young had a .320 OBP and 14 HRs in 318 at-bats last season for New York.

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Barnwell: Pats still positioned for SB run

The Patriots lost their first game of the season Sunday, and added a few players to an already-packed injury list. But Bill Barnwell isn't giving up on New England. Still SB contenders

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Bogaerts is majors' No. 3 shortstop

Buster Olney applauds the Red Sox's Xander Bogaerts for becoming a standout at the position after some in the organization considered moving him to third base. Top 10 shortstop (Insider)

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Pats have multiple injuries to monitor

It wasn't just Rob Gronkowski that went down with a knee injury in Week 12. The Patriots' defense also lost a corps member, and their play suffered mightily as a result. NFL rumors

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Denver gets Brady back for Facebook post

Before playing the Broncos Sunday night, Tom Brady posted a photo of himself on Facebook riding a bucking bronco. After the Broncos beat the Pats, Denver did a quick edit on Brady's photo. Feel the burn

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Pats injuries have piled up this season

Injuries have ravaged the Patriots in 2015, and Sunday night's loss to the Broncos was no different as TE Rob Gronkowski and LB Donta Hightower both left with knee ailments. In fact, ESPN's Mike Reiss counts 16 significant injuries to the Pats 53-man roster this season. Next man up?

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Patriots injuries have piled up in 2015

After 12 weeks, injuries are piling up for each NFL team and the Patriots are no different. Here's a look at players who have missed significant time.

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