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Arrington signs two-year extension

Posted by Shalise Manza Young, Globe Staff  July 29, 2011 07:27 PM

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Cornerback Kyle Arrington has signed a two-year extension with the Patriots, his agent confirms. The deal has a maximum value of $3.275 million.

Arrington was an exclusive-rights free agent, so the team did not have to do an extension with the soon-to-be 25-year-old and could have simply had him sign his tender, but agent Richard Kopelman said it is a credit to the team that they agreed to the extension.

"They didn't have to offer us anything at all," Kopelman said. "[But] this is really a win-win - it gives Kyle some security and recognizes the contributions he made last year. It made Kyle feel good."

Arrington began last season as a reserve corner and special teams ace (he had 17 special-teams tackles in eight games in 2009 and had 16 in 16 games last year), but became a starter three games into the season.

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