Stephen Neal will put his MMA career on hold for at least two more years. The Patriots have signed the athletic Guard back for two more years. The signing of Neal means that the entire starting offensive line will be back, a line that was a pretty damn good line. All of the top back ups are also back.
Neal has been an injury concern of late missing over 20 games in the last four years. This move allows the Pats to concentrate on other needs in the draft and free agency.