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Patriots give Brady contract extension

2 years ago February 26, 2013 Feb 26, 2013 Tuesday, February 26 2013 Tuesday, February 26, 2013 8:01:23 AM CST in Sports
Source: Associated Press

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Patriots have a lot more cap room, thanks to their starting quarterback.

A person familiar with the contract says Tom Brady has received a three-year extension from the Patriots worth about $27 million. The new deal clears nearly $15 million from New England's salary cap.

The 35-year-old two-time league MVP was signed through 2014, and has said he wants to play five more years.

The three-time Super Bowl champion will make far less in those three seasons than the going rate for star quarterbacks. Brady currently has a four-year, $72 million deal with $48 million guaranteed.

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