Pats ink deal with Seymour


FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) – The New England Patriots reached an agreement with All-Pro defensive lineman Richard Seymour on a contract extension.

The team did not release Wednesday the financial terms or length of the deal.

A call from The Associated Press to Seymour’s agent was not immediately returned.

The 6-foot-6, 310-pound Seymour is entering the final year of the six-year contract he signed as a rookie after the team selected him in the first round, sixth overall, out of Georgia.

Seymour, the cornerstone of the team’s young defensive line, held out of camp last season until he was given a raise. He is scheduled to make just over $2 million in base salary next season.

Seymour has 316 tackles, 251/2 sacks, three forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries in 71 career regular-season games, as well as 41 tackles, 31/2 sacks and one fumble recovery in nine career playoff games.

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