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Recovering From Stroke, Bruschi Visits Patriots Daily

Friday, April 1, 2005; Page D03

Six weeks after a stroke, LB Tedy Bruschi visits the Patriots' headquarters daily, Coach Bill Belichick told a group at Bryant College in Smithfield, R.I.

"He comes in regularly. He's there every day," Belichick said Wednesday night during a motivational speech to a crowd of 1,300.

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"It was a serious situation, and he's getting better," said Belichick. "Tedy is Tedy. He's an upbeat guy. He has a smile on his face like he always does."

There has been little information released publicly about the 31-year-old's condition since he left Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on Feb. 18.

His wife, Heidi, had called 911 two days earlier, saying her husband was experiencing "blurred vision, numbness on the right side of his body."

There has been no word from the team or the family on whether Bruschi will resume his football career.

SIGNING: Free agent OG Bennie Anderson signed a three-year, $5.1 million deal with the Bills. Anderson started the last four years at right guard for the Ravens, who made no effort to re-sign him.

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