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Pro Pets: Cannons Goalie Nick Marrocco and his dog, Teddy

Pro Pets: Cannons Goalie Nick Marrocco and his dog, Teddy

When Nick Marrocco's older sister wasn't allowed to keep her new puppy with her at college, her family stepped in and adopted Teddy. And in the nine years since that time, Teddy has become one of Marrocco's best friends.

In an exclusive NBC Sports video, the Boston Cannons' goalie opened up about his relationship with Teddy and the dog's change from being a wild child to being chill.

Marrocco discussed some of Teddy's interests, how he and Teddy are alike, and which athlete he thinks is Teddy's favorite. Also, Teddy takes a shot at playing a bit of goalie, but the little guy doesn't' fare quite as well as Marrocco.

To learn more about Marrocco and Teddy, check out the Pro Pets page on NBC Sports Boston

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Pro Pets: Meet Boyd, the Patriots field crew border collie

Pro Pets: Meet Boyd, the Patriots field crew border collie

When the Gillette Stadium staff had some issues with geese landing on their fields, Ryan Bjorn knew exactly where to turn to.

In an exclusive NBC Sports video, Bjorn explained how the field crew has found a way to control the geese situation at Gillette Stadium. Bjorn had previously worked for a large complex based in Maryland and there, they utilized a dog to help scare away landing geese. That led him to get Boyd, a border collie with natural bird-chasing instincts.

As much as Boyd loves chasing birds, he has a lot more to offer than just that. Bjorn helped to show off Boyd's versatile skill set, his work in obedience training, and his love for running around the practice fields. Bjorn had high praise for the young pup and even said of Boyd, "He's my Tom Brady."

To learn more about Bjorn and Boyd, check out the Pro Pets page on NBC Sports Boston

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Patriots-Browns injury report: Shaq Mason (ankle) limited in Thursday practice

Patriots-Browns injury report: Shaq Mason (ankle) limited in Thursday practice

The New England Patriots saw some improvement on the injury front on Thursday.

Offensive guard Shaq Mason (ankle) was limited in practice after being a non-participant on Wednesday, while wide receiver Phillip Dorsett (hamstring) was a full participant a day after being limited.

Tight ends Ryan Izzo (concussion) and Matt LaCosse remain on the DNP list heading into the Patriots' Week 8 matchup vs. the Cleveland Browns.

On the Browns' side, the biggest takeaway is star defensive end Myles Garrett being limited with a knee injury.

Here are Thursday's injury reports for both teams:

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (7-0)

DID NOT PARTICIPATE
TE Ryan Izzo, Concussion
TE Matt LaCosse, Knee

LIMITED PARTICIPATION
RB Rex Burkhead, Foot
S Patrick Chung, Heel/Chest
WR Julian Edelman, Chest
G Shaq Mason, Ankle
WR Gunner Olszewski, Ankle/Hamstring

FULL PARTICIPATION
WR Phillip Dorsett, Hamstring

Cleveland Browns (2-5)

DID NOT PARTICIPATE
S Damarious Randall, Hamstring

LIMITED PARTICIPATION
DE Myles Garrett, Knee
T Kendall Lamm, Knee

FULL PARTICIPATION
WR Odell Beckham, Jr., Groin
DT Daniel Ekuale, Concussion
QB Baker Mayfield, Hip
CB Denzel Ward, Hamstring
CB Greedy Williams, Hamstring

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