Morning sports update: Danny Shelton already preaching ‘Do Your Job’ mantra

Danny Shelton
Cleveland Browns nose tackle Danny Shelton sits on the sideline during a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. –Ron Schwane / AP

The Bruins lost to the Panthers in Florida 3-0. In the first round of the NCAA Tournament, Rhode Island held off Trae Young and Oklahoma, Loyola beat Miami on a last second three-pointer, and No. 13 seed Buffalo upset Arizona.

Danny Shelton already preaching ‘Do Your Job’ mantra:

That didn’t take long.

The Patriots acquired defensive tackle Danny Shelton in a trade with the Cleveland Browns over the weekend, and the newcomer already speaks fluent Belichick-ian.

“I know that this is a place that is really just a winning culture and I know that that’s something I want to do. I’m ready to just be a part of it and do my job,” Shelton said.


The 6-foot-2, 335-pound addition to the New England front seven had 71 tackles and 1.5 sacks in his 46 games in Cleveland. Shelton, a 2015 first-round pick, said his mentality heading into the new season is simple.

“Honestly, to just do my job,” Shelton said. “Come in with one focus: helping the team win.”

Dion Lewis and Malcolm Butler were introduced in Tennessee: The Titans held introductory press conferences for the two former Patriots who signed with the team in free agency this week. Lewis, who reportedly signed a four-year deal worth $20  million, got emotional talking about the long road that landed him in Tennessee.

Butler, whose five year deal is reportedly worth $61 million, said that the money means more security but isn’t why he takes the field.

“The money is what it is, but I love football more than I love money,” he said. “It ain’t about the money. I love this game.” (The Tennessean)

Here’s how close the Celtics reportedly were to trading Paul Pierce for Chris Paul: On The Lowe Post podcast, ESPN’S Jackie MacMullan told the story of the Celtics chase for Chris Paul in 2005. Danny Ainge was willing to trade Paul Pierce for the rights to draft Paul, and the deal was so close to getting done that The Boston Globe had alternate ads ready to run in the next day’s paper. (


5 things to know about Providence men’s basketball: The Friars take on Texas A&M at 12:15 p.m. on Friday for the right to face the winner of North Carolina-Lipscomb. (

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