I just saw on ESPN that Teddy Bruschi will return to practice for the Patriots as early as next week.
He has got to be crazy to fool around with the condition he had, but I know the Patriots and their secretive ways. They've been sitting on this one, and probably having Bruschi workout and keep in shape similarly to how Ricky was keeping in shape.
Make no mistake, Bruschi's loss was a big blow for the Patriots because their defense philosophy focuses on excellence through the middle of the defense, from DTs, to ILBs, to Safeties...it all starts in the middle for Belichick and Crennel. One of the reasons they were struggling a little was because now without Bruschi, Johnson, or Harrison in the middle, the middle of their D was kind of average.
Now, Bruschi comes back, and their middle gets a heck of an upgrade. It is just too bad that he had to decide to come back before the Dolphins have gotten to play the Patriots even once.