After 13 seasons with the Patriots, Tedy Bruschi has decided to call it a career, with a press conference scheduled this morning at 10:45 to make it official.
Mike Reiss says that Bruschi’s decision might’ve been prompted by injuries in camp, as well as his performance Friday night against the Redskins. Karen Guregian says that Bruschi was not in any danger of being cut this week, but went out on his own terms. Shalise Manza Young says that this development was not entirely unexpected. Christopher Price says that Bruschi had struggled a bit in trying to form a new identity this camp. Glen Farley says that Bruschi spent much of his career defying the odds.
Bruschi’s retirement wasn’t the only surprising roster development yesterday. The team also informed second year quarterback Kevin O’Connell that they are waiving him. Reiss wonders if the move clears the way for another acquisition at QB. Guregian says that the Patriots had high hopes for O’Connell coming out of college, but apparently didn’t see enough development. Rich Garven says that the move was a bit of a shock. Mark Farinella agrees that the move probably indicates that the Patriots are in the market for another QB. Young terms the decision a bit of a bombshell.
Guregian takes a look at how the Patriots roster is shaping up. Garven’s notebook has Jonathan Wilhite continuing his rise in the CB corps. Young says that the fight for a roster spot can lead to bad mistakes for young players. Price has James Sanders the leader of a new generation of defensive backs for the Patriots.
Because of an early morning appointment, I’m going to have to refer you over to RedSoxLinks.com for the coverage of yesterday’s 7-0 win over the Blue Jays.
David Willis has Glen Davis, his contract issues resolved, looking forward to another title run with the Celtics.