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Official website of the New England Patriots News Blitz - 8/9/2006

In today's News Blitz, Tedy Bruschi's injury is revealed. But how long will he be out? Reciever Eddie Berlin is a new face on the practice field.

*The Boston Globe's* Mike Reiss and the *Boston Herald's* Michael Felger both report that Tedy Bruschi has a broken wrist. Apparently, The Patriots confirmed the injury late last night. Bruschi, 33, was injured July 31, most likely during the team's morning practice. He hasn't practiced since, missing the team's last 10 workouts.

Mike Reiss of *The Globe* also offers a feature on the Patriots newest addition. Receiver Eddie Berlin has been working out with the Seahawks, but was added to the Patriots roster yesterday, August 8. The 5-foot-11-inch, 195-pound Berlin played the first four seasons of his career with the Tennessee Titans and appeared in five games with the Chicago Bears last season. A fifth-round pick out of Northern Iowa in 2001, he has 26 career receptions for 379 yards and two touchdowns.

Safety Tebucky Jones has returned to the Patriots this season after a stint with the Saints. The Patriots traded him to the Saints in exchange for three draft picks before the 2003 season. Mike Reiss reports that there were no hard feelings about the initial trade when Jones returned this season.

*The Globe* also offers a piece on newly elected NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.

Boston Herald writer Tony Massarotti offers a feature on safety Rodney Harrison. Roughly 10 months after his left knee exploded in a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Harrison returned to the practice field on Monday as the Patriots continued training camp at Gillette Stadium. He was back again yesterday, wearing a brace on his reconstructed left knee.

Michael Felger of the Boston Herald reports cornerback Ellis Hobbs' move from right corner to left corner. Since most offenses are "right-handed," meaning the tight end usually lines up on that side and the right-handed quarterback generally makes his first read on that side, marquee corners typically play on the left. It's where Ty Law held down fort in New England for a decade.

Felger also takes a look at the Patriots offensive line, which is looking fresh and reliable. Right guard Stephen Neal, at 29, is the oldest.

Alan Greenburg of the *Hartford Courant* offers a feature on 2006 draft pick Jeremy Mincey. Mincey is making the transition from defensive end, which he played in Florida, to linebacker for the Patriots.

Globe writer Mike Reiss also offers his daily blog.

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