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Brandon Meriweather Shown the Door by New England

The Patriots trimmed their roster on Saturday and yes, it included crossing off Meriweather's name.

By Matt Noonan 

As the clock ticked closer to the 4:00pm deadline, it became evident according to multiple sources that New England Patriots safety Brandon Meriweather was shown the door by head coach Bill Belichick.

This past Thursday, Meriweather was spotted on the field during the second half of the team’s final preseason contest against the New York Giants. Yet, despite playing a majority of the “garbage” minutes during the third and fourth quarters, he admitted after the game that he believed his job was safe.

In fact, he told CSNNE.com’s Tom E. Curran the following:

“Why everybody feel like I’m in trouble?” he asked. “Hey, maybe they know something we don’t. Maybe they know something that [Belichick] didn’t tell us. He usually comes and tell us if there’s something going on. He’s good with stuff like that so, you know, I’m just going to keep working hard and keep playing.”

Meriweather learned the news of his release on Saturday afternoon, as he was one of the final players to be cut from the Patriots preseason roster. New England also bid adieu to running back/fullback Sammy Morris, wide receiver Brandon Tate, tight end Lee Smith and defensive end Eric Moore.

According to the Patriots website, Belichick discussed Meriweather’s preseason performance during Friday’s conference call and stated the following:

Brandon has been out there every day. He’s worked hard. He’s been able to do everything and I think he’s gotten better, worked a lot on his man-to-man coverage. He’s out there practicing like everybody else is.”

Meriweather was drafted in the first round of the ’07 NFL Draft and as appeared in the Pro-Bowl twice.

Daily Noontime – July 19, 2011

Get excited NFL Fans because the lockout is close to over!

It’s Tuesday morning in America, how are you? Well, again, it’s Tuesday, which means the work week continues, so here’s the headlines and news you need to know to have a super day! 

Headlines: 

* Monday was yet another important day for the NFL, but yet, one has to wonder, when will this particular lockout actually end?

* Apparently some believe that Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett needs veteran players to help his team be successful.

* Good news NBA fans, Michael Jordan can still dunk at the ripe old age of 48.

* Well, it seemed there was a potential deal in place for the Boston Celtics to earn some stake in Comcast Sports New England, which is intriguing news.

* According to sources, Jose Reyes is expected to rejoin the New York Mets lineup on Tuesday.

Games to Watch: 

* Boston at Baltimore (MLB) – 7:05pm eastern 

* Seattle at Toronto (MLB) – 7:05pm eastern 

* Philadelphia at Chicago Cubs (MLB) – 8:05pm eastern 

* Atlanta at Colorado (MLB) – 8:40pm eastern 

Video of the Day: 

This is something you don’t see that often, right? 

Rajon Rondo Tallies 30 Points, Helps Celtics Beat Knicks, 96-93

Rajon Rondo did everything for the Celtics, as well as helped Boston secure a Game 2 victory against New York!

By Matt Noonan

Carmelo Anthony scored 42 points against a banged up and battered Boston Celtics squad, but once the buzzer sounded at the TD Garden on Tuesday, Boston had officially handed New York its second playoff loss.

The Celtics 96-93 victory against the Knicks was certainly one the team earned, but yet again, it came down to clutch shooting, experience and smart ball movement.

After the game Paul Pierce spoke with Comcast Sports New England’s Greg Dickerson and stated that the Celtics need to continue to push the tempo and play better defense against Anthony.

Defense?

I wonder if the Celtics happen to remember what that “word” is because against a stingy New York Knicks squad, they allowed 20 offensive rebounds and eight three-pointers. Although, Celtics head coach Doc Rivers preaches the importance of defense, but Tuesday was certainly a game they don’t want to remember, especially defensively.

The Knicks entered Game 2 without Chauncey Billups, which obviously impacted their offense, but once Amare Stoudemire left the game due to back spasms, the fate of New York rested on the broad shoulders of Carmelo Anthony.
Anthony played a total of 44 minutes, as well as connected on 14 of 30 shots from the field. He converted 10 of 12 free throws and knocked down four three-pointers.

Besides Anthony’s outstanding performance, the Celtics watched their own super hero, Rajon Rondo, who finished the game with 30 points. Rondo was incredibly focused and motivated for the entire 48 minutes, especially during the opening minutes of the first quarter, as he helped the Green and White’s sluggish offense.

Kevin Garnett finished with 12 points and 10 rebounds, while Ray Allen contributed 18 points, two assists and three steals.
All in all, the Celtics efforts were rather impressive, but now both teams will travel Madison Square Garden for Friday’s Game 3 contest that begins at 7:00pm eastern.

With a win on Friday, the Knicks can certainly climb back into this particular series, but one more loss could put an end to yet another promising season.

Noontime Sports the Radio Show (1/22/11)

Did you happen to miss our most recent radio show on Money Matters Radio? If so, not a problem! Here is our latest radio show from (January 22, 2011). Matt Noonan and Dan Libon were joined in studio by Brendan Hall from ESPNBoston.com and had the privilege to talk with Mike Giardi from Comcast Sports New England too.