Morning Sports Update: Chris Long will reportedly visit Patriots

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The Patriots will reportedly meet with defensive end Chris Long. Getty Images

Free agent defensive end Chris Long will visit the Patriots on Monday, the Red Sox lose, 13-5, to the Rays, Jae Crowder will be out for multiple weeks with an ankle injury, and the NCAA announces the NCAA Tournament seeding.

Former Rams DE Chris Long will reportedy visit Patriots on Monday: “The Patriots’ initial interest in Chris Long was reported by Mark Daniels of the Providence Journal. Monday’s visit confirms it.’’ (

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The complete March Madness bracket: Providence and UConn are No. 9 seeds. Yale is a No. 12 seed. (

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Former UMass player to make history as first openly gay player in NCAA Tournament: “The 2016 NCAA Tournament will include its first openly gay player, Derrick Gordon.’’ (

Jae Crowder likely out a few weeks with high ankle sprain: “Jae Crowder suffered a high ankle sprain on Friday, and will likely be out for at least few weeks, Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens told reporters Sunday.’’ (

Blake Swihart suffers bruised jaw, but no concussion in Sunday’s loss: “Red Sox catcher Blake Swihart left in the fourth inning of Sunday’s 13-5 loss to the Rays with a bruised jaw after taking a foul ball off the center of his mask.’’ (

Travis Shaw: ‘I’m trying to make it hard on the decision-makers not to start me’: “I’m trying to make it hard on the decision-makers not to start me,’’ Shaw said. “There are still three weeks of spring training to go. Nothing is set in stone.’’ (The Boston Globe)


Former Patriots DT Akiem Hicks picks the Bears in free agency: “The Bears bolstered their defense Sunday night by agreeing to terms with free-agent defensive end Akiem Hicks on a two-year contract.’’ (

Watch Red Sox prospect Yoan Moncada’s first hit this spring:

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Forgotten Red Sox All-Stars

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