Patriots reward special teamer

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Veteran special teams man Eric Alexander has been rewarded with a contract extension, it was announced on his agent Albert Elias’ company Web site.

According to a league source, Alexander received a $125,000 signing bonus, and has a $700,000 base salary set for 2010. That number could rise as high as $1.5 million if Alexander hits all his incentives, which would necessitate contributions on defense.

The groundwork for this move was laid in October, when the club cut and re-signed Alexander, opening the door logistically for an extension to be signed. Alexander has been with the club in some capacity since 2004, working his way off the practice squad and into a prominent role on the club’s kick units.

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