The New England Patriots announced a significant signing on Sunday.
According to multiple reports the team has agreed to terms on a new two-year deal with linebacker Jonathan Freeny, and while there has not been official confirmation from the team, the sheer number of sources reporting on this would indicate the team is the source of the information.
Bill Belichick also commented on Freeny's contributions to the team over the week-end, and his comments would lead one to believe that he is on board with this deal.
"Jonathan is a very dependable player; he is able to do a lot of different roles for us," Bill Belichick said. "He can play inside and outside on the line of scrimmage and off the ball defensively. He’s been very valuable for us in the kicking game, obviously with some size. A four-phase special teams player and one of our overall top workers in terms of the offseason program, preparation, training; he always does things right. He works hard, doesn’t say a lot, but is very dependable and consistent. I think all of the other players - everybody in the organization looks up to him."
It seems like the Patriots view Freeny as a contributor in their organization for the foreseeable future, and that's good news for both Freeny and fans of the franchise.