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Curran: No progress on Welker before deadline

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Curran: No progress on Welker before deadline

CSNNE.com Patriots insider Tom E. Curran tells SportsNet Central on Sunday that "it would be an upset" for the Patriots and wide receiver Wes Welker to agree to a contract extension before Monday's 4 p.m. deadline for franchise-tagged players.

"Talks remain stagnant and by stagnant I mean non-existent," Curran said.

Curran also commented on reports that the Pats have told recently overexposed tight end Rob Gronkowski to cool it on the off-the-field activities. He said every Patriots player gets that message.

"There's nothing formal where they sat him down," Curran said. "Everybody is under the guise of 'let's start to button it up, off-season's over and get to camp."

WATCH: Boston Celtics vs. Orlando Magic

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WATCH: Boston Celtics vs. Orlando Magic

Tune into NBC Sports Boston to watch the Celtics host the Magic at TD Garden. You can also click here to watch the Celtics livestream presented by Nissan on the NBC Sports App. Coverage begins at 7 p.m. with Celtics Pregame Live Presented by ACE Ticket.

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Redskins' 20-10 victory adds to woes for Giants (2-9)

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Redskins' 20-10 victory adds to woes for Giants (2-9)

LANDOVER, Md. - Kirk Cousins threw two touchdown passes to compensate for a pick-6, and the Washington Redskins beat the New York Giants 20-10 on Thursday night on a drab field in a drab game between two injury-depleted teams that did not look ready for prime time. Click here to read more.