Or at least it certainly seems that way. "Given his timetable for a return runs in the 3-to-4 week window, as the source indicated, it’s likely the Patriots will place Bruschi on season-ending injured reserve. With the urgency of having to win out to make the playoffs, and needing healthy bodies, the Pats don’t have the luxury of waiting for Bruschi’s injury to heal."
This comes just a week following the Patriots signing both Junior Seau and Rosevelt Colvin, two guys who had been out of football all season. Better keep your Sunday's open, Nick Buoniconti.