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Sunday, March 1, 2009

James Sanders back with the Pats

By Greg

Update: The deal is a 3 year deal worth 9 million

Free Agent James Sanders has agreed to a 3 year deal to come back with the Patriots. Sanders is only 25 and in his 5th year with the Patriots. Last year he started every game in which he was a part in (14 games). He complied 66 stops and 1 interception last season.

Sanders' agent, Steve Feldman, confirmed the agreement.
"It gives him a chance to grow and become a playmaker," Feldman said. "He stays in the same system with a championship team. They know him. He knows them. It was the right fit."- Boston Globe

Reports are that Sanders could have gotten more money else where but decide that New England was a good fit for him. If he would have left that would have made a huge hole in the Patriots defense. It may seem minor but I believe this re signing is huge. The Patriots do not have to address the safety position necessarily now and can focus on other positions like CB and LB. Sanders should slide back into that starting safety again.

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