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Updated: January 22, 2004, 9:51 AM ET
By By Darrell Trimble | ESPN Insider
Bruschi
Bruschi
New England Patriots: As hard as he tries coach Bill Belichick can't keep all of his players' injuries under wraps. Last week it leaked out that G Damien Woody would miss the rest of the postseason with a sprained MCL. Wednesday a source familiar with the medical evaluation done on LB Tedy Bruschi told the Boston Herald the veteran has a strained calf muscle. It is good news that the injury was not an Achilles' as feared, but he still might not be able to participate in the Super Bowl. "They're going to do everything they can over the next week to get it ready,'' said the source, who is not a member of the Pats organization. "It just depends how it goes.'' Bruschi was at Gillette Stadium working out Wednesday, which is a positive sign.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: The special teams in Tampa were less than special in 2003 but there will be no coaching change. Despite finishing 26th or worse in almost every meaningful special teams category, Richard Bisaccia will be back for another season with the Bucs. Coach Jon Gruden decided to keep Bisaccia because he did a good job the previous year. "Let's not forget that we won a Super Bowl with Richard Bisaccia as our special teams coach last year,'' Gruden told the Tampa Tribune. "What happened this year was we got a lot of starters injured and they had to be replaced by some core special teams guys. When you all of a sudden have core special teams guys like Dwight Smith and Jermaine Phillips and they have to start for you, that hurts your special teams. It wasn't coaching.'' However, the Bucs did look into other options. Before he signed Wednesday to coach with Jacksonville, the Bucs interviewed former Seattle special teams coach Pete Rodriguez.

Miami Dolphins: Unsatisfied with either Brian Griese or Jay Fiedler, the team will bring in the top young passer in the Canadian Football League, the Edmonton Eskimos' Ricky Ray, for a workout next week. GM Rick Spielman and agent Ken Staninger, who represents Ray, told the Miami Herald Ray is expected to work out for Miami early next week, likely Tuesday. The 24-year-old led Edmonton to the Grey Cup title in November, completing 22 of 34 passes for 301 yards, two touchdown passes and no interceptions against Montreal. He also ran for a score.

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