Welker called out
Apparently former Patriots linebacker Willie McGinest does not like the way Wes Welker is handling his contract dispute with the Patriots. McGinest, who is now an analyst on the NFL Network, had this to say Wednesday.
"I just don't like the diva attitude," McGinest said. "Let's keep it real: prior to the Patriots, this is a guy who played three years, had 96 receptions and never had a 1,000-yard season. Due to a big part of the Patriots offensive system and Tom Brady, he's had five years where he's had over 100 catches. Of those five years until he got hurt, he had over 1,000 yards receiving.
So look Wes, it's time to take off the leopard-printed cowboy boots, get off the party tour and get back to work. During my tenure in New England, no matter how big you were or who you were, nobody said that they weren't coming to a mandatory minicamp. If you know anything about New England, understand that you're expendable. Unless you're Bill Belichick or Tom Brady, you're expendable."
Atlanta Hawks power forward Al Horford will not be healthy enough to play in his team's first round playoff series against the Celtics. Horford has missed the vast majority of the season with a pectoral injury.
The news is key for the Celtics as he presents the biggest matchup problem, they should be able to handle the Hawks without him.
Megatron on cover
Note to fantasy football players, Calvin Johnson may be cursed. The 2012 Madden NFL 13 cover won decided by fan vote Wednesday, with the Detroit Lions wide receiver the victor over Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton.
While the Madden cover brings notoriety, players who have graced the cover have historically gotten injured in that very season.
Johnson is going to be drafted no later then the second round in fantasy drafts, and if the Madden curse strikes again there could be a lot of unhappy owners.
-Compiled by Nick Curcuru