Coach Bill Belichick will decide when to use him in a game, but Bruschi said he has no doubt it will be this season. Belichick said it’s possible Bruschi will play in the Patriots’ next game against Buffalo on Oct. 30 after a bye next weekend. “Tedy’s come a long way,” Belichick said on his regular Monday appearance on WEEI radio. “He looks pretty normal to me. So it’s great to see him just acting and carrying himself that way. That’s the Tedy Bruschi we all know and love.” Tedy Bruschi is ready to play football again, just eight months after a mild stroke left him unsure whether his life would ever return to normal. The Patriots linebacker said he’ll practice with the team Wednesday after doctors cleared him. Just 10 days before the stroke, Bruschi intercepted a pass in New England’s second straight Super Bowl victory last Feb. 6. “I came to the point where they tell me I can play. I feel like I can play. Shoot, I know I can play,” Bruschi said Monday. “So let’s just play.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Hamlin in ICU Ken Hamlin of the Seattle Seahawks was in serious but stable condition with head injuries following an early morning fight outside a nightclub in Kirkland, Wash. Hamlin was involved in an altercation with two men who were not in custody, according to police. He had a fractured skull, a small blood clot and bruising of the brain tissue, and would remain in intensive care for the next day or two, team physician Stan Herring said. Vikings add security The Minnesota Vikings hired a former FBI agent as their new security director after NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue told the team to tighten its discipline following accounts of a wild boat party attended by some players. Retired agent Dag Sohlberg has been the team’s liaison with NFL security for five years but was not a full-time employee. Saints Texas bound? Mayor Phil Hardberger reiterated his resolve to bring the Saints to San Antonio permanently, saying he wanted to close the deal before next season begins. Hardberger said Sunday that Saints owner Tom Benson agreed to serious talks with him, probably at the end of this season. Haslett backs off New Orleans coach Jim Haslett said his postgame comments went too far over a penalty that gave the Atlanta Falcons another chance to win with a last-second field goal. “I said some things in the heat of battle that I probably shouldn’t have said,” he said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!