Bruschi makes season debut against Jets

Updated: September 17, 2006, 7:39 PM ET
Associated Press

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- New England linebacker Tedy Bruschi was in the Patriots' starting lineup against the New York Jets on Sunday after missing the season opener last weekend with a broken wrist.

Bruschi broke his right wrist on the fourth day of training camp and didn't practice until Sept. 7. He was inactive for the Patriots' 19-17 victory over Buffalo last Sunday. Bruschi was the NFL's co-Comeback Player of the Year last season with Carolina's Steve Smith after playing in 10 games despite an offseason stroke.

Inactive for New England were safety Artrell Hawkins, offensive tackle Nick Kaczur, tight end Garrett Mills, wide receiver Jonathan Smith, guard Gene Mruczkowski and nose tackles Le Kevin Smith and Johnathan Sullivan.

New York starting left guard Pete Kendall was inactive after injuring a hamstring in the Jets' season-opening 23-16 win at Tennessee. Kendall was replaced on the line by Norm Katnik.

Also inactive for the Jets were wide receiver Tim Dwight, running back Cedric Houston, linebackers Trevor Johnson and Anthony Schlegel, offensive tackle Trey Teague and nose tackle C.J. Mosley.


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