Tuesday, March 09, 2010
According to ESPN.com and several other media outlets, the Patriots have re-signed cornerback Leigh Bodden to a 4 year 27 million dollar deal.
The deal includes $10 million in guaranteed money and $14 million over the first two years of the deal, the source told ESPN'S Adam Schefter.
Patriots owner Robert Kraft confirmed an agreement had been reached in an interview on Boston sports radio station WEEI and Bodden's agent, Alvin Keels, did as well via Twitter.
Schefter first reported the sides had an agreement on Monday night.
With the return of Bodden, the secondary currently consists Shawn Springs, Jonathan Wilhite, Darius Butler, Terrence Wheatley, and Kyle Arrington that are on the active roster.
This gives the Patriots their top corner from last season, and will most likely have a battle between Springs, Wilhite, Butler and Wheatley for the 2nd starting spot in training camp.
This also allows the Patriots to address other needs such as depth at the defensive line/outside linebacker and wide receiver positions.