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Report: Bodden deal finally done

Reports emerged on Monday that cornerback Leigh Bodden had re-signed with the Patriots.

Not so fast, his agent said.

Today, Jason La Canfora of reports that the deal is done — and La Canfora has the numbers.

Per La Canfora, it’s a five-year, $28.5 million contract, with $10 million guaranteed.

Bodden signed a one-year deal with the Pats in 2009, after being cut by the Lions.  The Patriots had offered a multi-year contract at the time, but Bodden opted to do a shorter deal and to hit the market in the uncapped year.

Bodden visited the Texans before opting to remain with the Patriots.

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30 Responses to “Report: Bodden deal finally done”
  1. Poo Flinging Monkey says: Mar 9, 2010 4:02 PM

    Any updates on Bodden?

  2. 8man says: Mar 9, 2010 4:03 PM

    Okay. Moving on to the draft.

  3. pfinfl says: Mar 9, 2010 4:04 PM

    18 defended passes last year was more than all the Pat’s CBs together since Ty Law left.

  4. vlad_ says: Mar 9, 2010 4:09 PM

    The Pats have the right idea, re-sign the players who made a difference for your team then rebuild by the draft.
    GO PATS!!!!

  5. footballnut says: Mar 9, 2010 4:11 PM

    Now it’s time to focus on the pass rush, which will help the corners out.
    The question is this going to be found in the draft or via a trade…

  6. DoctorK says: Mar 9, 2010 4:15 PM

    “18 defended passes”??? Huh? That’s the stat that warrants his payday?
    I’d have liked for him to have come home to Pittsburgh but for that cash, no thanks. He’s not of that caliber by a long shot.

  7. jimbofungus11 says: Mar 9, 2010 4:18 PM

    As a Pats fan, not sure how I feel about this. I suppose he’s a good corner, but theyre gonna really have to cough it up to keep Brady and Mankins, given how they are paying average to slightly above average guys like Tully Banta-Cain and Bodden.

  8. The Rural Juror says: Mar 9, 2010 4:18 PM

    Wait a minute, what’s this story have to do with Ray Lewis’ murder case 10 years ago?

  9. khlonghorn says: Mar 9, 2010 4:20 PM

    he didnt take a hometown discount. reported houston offered 5.5 per.

  10. prophet of the light says: Mar 9, 2010 4:22 PM

    Way way too much for a guy his age but the Patriots had no choice.

  11. yarlmak says: Mar 9, 2010 4:25 PM

    Yeah- Big Vince, TBC and now Bodden. Solid veteran performers to anchor the three levels of the field. With Jerod Mayo coming into his third year fully recovered from last year’s knee injury, Brandon Meriwether coming into his own, Butler, Chung laying the wood, Ty Warren solid as always, all we need is an impact OLB to get to the QB on the side opposite TBC. Adalius Thomas is supposed to be a pretty good OLB? And don’t forget that rookie Myron Pryor was showing starter potential last year filling in after Seymour left and Wilfork went down with ankle injuries. Don’t be surprised to see this D shutting teams down next year.

  12. kennethnoisewater says: Mar 9, 2010 4:30 PM

    Yea DoctorK maybe you can give that money to Ike Taylor (fart noise)

  13. Sheward says: Mar 9, 2010 4:35 PM

    I still regret that the Browns got rid of Bodden. He’s very good. Not great, but there’s a position you don’t have to worry about upgrading. Good for NE.

  14. Iron Wolf says: Mar 9, 2010 4:37 PM

    With that pass rush the Pats had, Bodden was more than fine. Between him, Springs and Butler we seem pretty solid back there, and Wilhite can play his more natural position of nickel guy (if Butler isn’t playing nickel). Plus, what was the next best option, taking a chance on Butler, or DeShea Townsend? I think we learned from Asante Samuel that if you have a good player already, best to keep him. Pats fans, you can’t say they don’t pay one day then complain the next that they overpay. Relax, this is good news.

  15. ampats says: Mar 9, 2010 4:38 PM

    Welcome Home Bodden.
    I agree Doctor K because they Steelers need $$ to find another QB since Little Ben will be suspended.

  16. Bell63 says: Mar 9, 2010 4:40 PM

    Good for the him; guy came in and played above expectations and now is getting rewarded.

  17. Gomez_ca says: Mar 9, 2010 4:41 PM

    Glad to see the Pats are hanging on to their best players this time around. Maybe their own history has taught them something. Now let’s go get Thomas Jones!

  18. Bossman says: Mar 9, 2010 4:43 PM

    The guy is a good CB. He had the benefit of what the market called for. Maybe he made a little more than some would think. ??? Time will tell. But for all of you who were saying stuff like “please come home” and now say “too much money for that guy” I think is a bit of sour grapes.
    The Patriots’ braintrust is comprised of Bill Belichick and Floyd Reese. Two guys who know what they’re doing.
    BTW, 11 picks in the first three rounds of the next two drafts… Haters, KMA!

  19. J.Cannon says: Mar 9, 2010 4:50 PM

    Pat’s fans help me out… is really worth that much $??

  20. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says: Mar 9, 2010 5:03 PM

    @ Doctor K…Really? Do you realize that you’re a clown, or do you honestly not know? Bodden was great considering the Pats had NO PASS RUSH to speak of. The Steelers secondary plays the part of “Underage Georgia Coed” to opposing Offenses’ Big Ben. Have fun going 6-10 this year.

  21. yarlmak says: Mar 9, 2010 5:05 PM

    @J.Cannon- As far as I’m concerned, he is worth the money as long as his contract does not detract from the teams’ ability to sign other impact players. You’ve probably noticed that the Pats have not jumped out to do any sudden deals during FA, so I think its a safe bet that the money men and personnel team have crunched the numbers on this one. As some others have noted, Bodden doesn’t have Asante Samuel INT #s, but may actually be a more dependable CB in terms of not jumping routes and keeping recievers in front of him. He is physical, can tackle better than Asante, jams WRs at the line and has stayed healthy, playing over 80% of defensive snaps last year. I don’t know what the upfront bonus was to sign, but at $10m guaranteed only, he’s coming back at half the money Asante was demanding. So yeah, he’s worth the money. Oh yeah- Bodden is only 28 years old, which most likely also increases his value to the team in terms of total length and amount of the contract.

  22. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says: Mar 9, 2010 5:09 PM

    Again @ Doctor K:
    Pats were better than the Steelers defensively in terms of scoring, passing yards against, and interceptions. Here is the statistical manifestation of your stupidity/lack of knowledge:

  23. DoctorK says: Mar 9, 2010 5:15 PM

    Kenneth, you’re right. Ike should have been on the train outta here long ago. And QB? Mike Vick is coming to town.

  24. ampats says: Mar 9, 2010 5:33 PM

    DoctorK ( Steelers fan) says Mike Vick coming to town.
    Steelers Nation goes from a perverted sexual molester to a dog killer.
    Great to be a proud Steelers fan!!

  25. Bell63 says: Mar 9, 2010 5:38 PM

    J.Cannon says:
    March 9, 2010 4:50 PM
    Pat’s fans help me out… is really worth that much $??

  26. ikemac says: Mar 9, 2010 5:50 PM

    great move we couldn’t take any losses in an already shaky secondary, now lets strengthen this with a great pass rusher!!!
    And make Antonio Bryant a PATRIOT – ASAP!!!

  27. DoctorK says: Mar 9, 2010 7:37 PM

    Uh, ampats, that was a joke and one that apparently a few fans on local radio see some validity to. In Pittsburgh? With the Rooneys?
    No, the Ben situation–barring some unseen reversal of story–is an incredible embarrassment here.
    I’m the guy who’d like to see the team swallow its losses for a couple of years and bring Tebow in. Now, don’t show me what an assclown you are and tell me that Tebow can’t play.

  28. DoctorK says: Mar 9, 2010 7:40 PM

    Ken, put the crack pipe down for a moment and take a deep breath. Brady’s best days are done. The Jets and Fins will finish above you this year when defenses study what the Ravens did to you in round 1. Signing Leigh Bodden did nothing. Meanwhile, I still enjoy watching the hit Clark put on Welker a couple years ago. Bodden is no Clark.
    Enjoy your time as an afterthought in the AFC East.

  29. TheWizard says: Mar 9, 2010 7:45 PM

    I’m glad they re-signed Bodden.
    I’m still glad they let dirtbag Assante Samuel go.
    Bodden gambles less and tackles more. Ok with me.

  30. troy brown80 says: Mar 9, 2010 9:31 PM

    no shit bodden is no clark…they play different positions you tard. i fail to see how we will be an afterthought in the afc east when we won the division in a rebuilding year last year. time will tell, but the pats still have plenty of talent, and are loaded with picks in this years draft.

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