The Red Sox center fielder got off to a slow start last year, too, before bouncing back.
Veldheer signed with the Patriots two weeks ago and would have provided depth at both tackle spots.
The 22-year-old center will play closer to home for now, but intends to resume his career with the Bruins in the future.
He got a taste of the process last year and has put the feedback to good use. 4:16 p.m.
With Tom Brady not expected until minicamp, Danny Etling and Jarrett Stidham will get a lot of snaps.
BEN VOLIN | ON FOOTBALL
Owners will convene in Miami for two days and are expected to clean up a few items left over from their last gathering.
NBA Western Conference Finals
The Warriors got triple-doubles from Stephen Curry and Draymond Green, a first for teammates in a playoff game.
Chara, who missed Game 4 vs. the Hurricanes, appears to have recovered from whatever ailed him.
RED SOX NOTEBOOK
The righthander, who retired in Japan, was a character like few others and a game-ending revelation for the 2013 championship team.
The Professional Women’s Hockey Association said Monday the paperwork was filed Friday to help push for the creation of a ‘‘single, viable women’s professional league in North America.’’
The Blues’ forward has 12 goals in 18 playoff games.
KEVIN PAUL DUPONT Full Stanley Cup Final schedule
Sweeney made some shrewd moves among some missteps, but he may someday be best known as the GM who drafted Charlie McAvoy.
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Boys' lacrosse notes Players of the WeekGlobe Top 20
Nick Pfeifer, a 2005 Newton North graduate, took over the boys’ lacrosse team from Bussy Adam, who retired after a 39-year stint with the Tigers
Quarterfinal matches suspended on Sunday will resume Saturday; MIAA makes changes to hockey tournament to address marathon games.
Team of the week
Open to students from Boston Public Schools, Row Boston is developing its current student-athletes while paving the way for its future success.
REMEMBERING JOHN HAVLICEK
Havlicek was a genuine superstar basketball player and an exemplary human being.
There was a purity to Johnny Most’s play-by-play call, said current Celtics radio voice Sean Grande.