Bruschi back next year? If the New England Patriots want Tedy Bruschi back next year, he would like to honor the final year of his contract. Bruschi did miss the last 3 games of the season with a knee injury but didn’t need knee surgery and most likely would have played if the Patriots had made the playoffs. He would make $1.9 million next season and his salary cap charge would be $2.6 million. [Boston Globe]