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Patriots Give Out a Contract Extension

Posted on: June 24, 2010 12:35 pm

Tom Brady and Logan Mankins are still waiting for new contracts. Their teammate Gary Guyton is not. The Patriots have given the inside linebacker a two-year extension.

The Boston Herald’s Ian Rapoport reports:

"Guyton’s exclusive rights tender was slated to pay him the minimum of $470,000 on a one-year contract. Now what does he get?
A $505,000 salary in 2010 and a $1-million salary in 2011, to go along with a signing bonus of $650,000."

It’s surprising Guyton would jump at this deal. Yes, it’s a pay raise, but he was a starter in 2009. If he starts again this year, which is expected (at least early on), then $1 million in 2011 is a little below market value.

Maybe Guyton has a really smart agent who knows that his client, though fast and explosive on contact, struggles badly in run defense. And maybe Guyton’s agent knows the Patriots just spent a second-round pick on Florida’s Brandon Spikes, putting Guyton’s starting job in jeopardy. Thus, Guyton’s agent was happy with the Pats paying his client like the nickel linebacker he essentially is.

--Andy Benoit

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Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: October 19, 2011 5:18 pm

Patriots Give Out a Contract Extension

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Since: Sep 18, 2006
Posted on: June 25, 2010 6:54 am

Patriots Give Out a Contract Extension

The guy was lucky to get that much.  He's not a good tackler, he can't shed blockers.  Guyton is fast, that's it and he's lucky to be in the nfl.  I would prefer that the Patriots just cut him.

Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: June 25, 2010 12:12 am

Patriots Give Out a Contract Extension

^^^^ BINGO.

Since: May 27, 2007
Posted on: June 24, 2010 6:20 pm

Patriots Give Out a Contract Extension

He got a $650,000 signing bonus also -- a little more than a $35,000 raise.  Also, he was signed next year at $470,000, so really, he got 1.65 million for year 2 with a lot of that money up front plus the $35,000 raise.  I think it's a good deal for both: he basically makes enough to have a comfortable life for a long time, and if he succeeds, he can get a big contract next time.  The Patriots tie him up long enough to see if Brandon Spikes is a player they want to replace him.

Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: June 24, 2010 5:10 pm

Patriots Give Out a Contract Extension

Comparing Guyton to any of those guys including Bethea is atrocious. I like Guyton but he is only a situational player like the article stated, he got a fair deal.

Since: Sep 4, 2008
Posted on: June 24, 2010 3:35 pm

Patriots Give Out a Contract Extension

I've been reading about how LeBron James will either make $21 mil or $19 mil a year. Wade and Bosh will sign deals in the same neighborhood. The Yankees spend $200 million a year on their roster. Robert Mathis is holding out because he wants more money and Antoine Bethea (an overacheiver like Guyton) just got a new contract that will pay him around $6 mil more per year than what he was making AND KRAFT/BELLICHICK GETS THIS GUY TO EXTEND HIS CONTRACT FOR A MEASLEY $35,000 MORE PER YEAR!!! It's like this guy had a successful performance review and simply got his 5% raise for the year. Unbelievable!

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