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Updated: January 26, 2004, 9:42 AM ET
By By Darrell Trimble | ESPN Insider
New England Patriots: Trusting anything that Bill Belichick says about injured players is about as silly as believing every word out of a telemarketer's mouth. Still, Belichick offered his opinion on the health of starting inside LB Tedy Bruschi. "It's better than last week,'' Belichick told the Boston Herald, referring to Bruschi's injured calf. "We'll just take it day-to-day. He's getting treatment three or four times a day. He's a competitor and I know he'll do everything he can to be ready to go. He's made a lot of improvement.'' The Pats won't have to officially release their injury report until practice Wednesday.

Carolina Panthers: How will the Panthers rushing game hold up if Stephen Davis isn't able to play? Considering they have a fine backup in RB DeShaun Foster, the answer is probably fine, but the question is a moot one. Davis informed reporters that he couldn't feel better and that his injured quad is injured no more. "I'm fine ... 100 percent," Davis told the Charlotte Observer. So fine that coach John Fox doesn't anticipate listing him on the injury report. Davis is expected to practice at full speed when the Panthers begin their Super Bowl workouts today.

Oakland Raiders: Offensive assistant Marc Trestman's contract expired at the end of the season and it appears that he won't wait for a new coach to see if he can remain in Oakland. Miami is looking to hire a quarterbacks coach and according to the Oakland Tribune he was in Florida Sunday finalizing plans with the Fish to work for them in some capacity. Ironically, Trestman might become the Dolphins offensive coordinator instead if current coordinator Norv Turner becomes the Raiders new head coach.