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BSJ Daily Briefing 11.10.17: The return of Bennett

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A few thoughts heading into another busy Friday in the Boston sports world:

  • The Patriots answered Greg Bedard's wishes on Thursday by claiming Martellus Bennett and getting Rob Gronkowski some help. Nice to see the boss ahead of the curve on that one.

  • The local football media seems to be pumped up about Bennett's return because of his reliability as a great quote in the locker room. Can't blame them one bit. Was just trying to make a comparison for a former Celtic that would produce a similar reaction from the media if he returned and Evan Turner would have to be the guy. Look at these gems.
  • Very curious to see if the Celtics can make it 11 straight tonight. My guess is we don't see Al Horford (already ruled out) and Jayson Tatum (questionable with ankle injury) because why risk anything with the rookie so early into the year. C's still have enough manpower up front to deal with Dwight Howard without both guys, but foul trouble could be a big issue in the frontcourt if Aron Baynes or Daniel Theis get a few early.

Live Q&As

Weekly schedule (subject to change, due to travel, of course):

Mondays: Sean McAdam - Red Sox/MLB.
Tuesdays: Christopher Price - Patriots/NFL.
Wednesdays: Brian Robb - Celtics/NBA.
Thursdays: Joe McDonald - Bruins/NHL.
Fridays: Greg Bedard, Noon - Patriots/NFL/BSJ.

And away we go...

CATCHING UP

Patriots

Analysis: Will Martellus Bennett's return to Patriots work?

Patriots respond to return of TE Martellus Bennett: 'Love it';

Salary cap impact of Patriots claiming Martellus Bennett on waivers

How Trey Flowers has grown into one of Patriots' most important defensive players

Hogan, Cannon and Brown all take DNPs for Patriots on Thursday

Newest Patriots defensive lineman Ricky Jean Francois runs on Dunkin'

Video: Rob Gronkowski on the possibility of facing some fatigue and the West Coast trip

Celtics

Al Horford out, Jayson Tatum questionable for Friday's game vs. Hornets

Bruins

Noel Acciari's pending return is a must for the Bruins

Brad Marchand close to returning to lineup after missing two games with concussion

Live Q&A recap with Joey Mac

ON TAP

7 a.m.: Patriots locker room availability (Price)
11:30 a.m.: Patriots practice availability (Price)
12 p.m.: Live Q&A - Greg Bedard on Pats/NFL/BSJ
7:00 p.m.: 
Bruins at Maple Leafs, NESN (McDonald)
7:30 p.m.: Hornets at Celtics, NBC Sports Boston (Robb)

PARTING THOUGHT

Awesome to see this:

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