INDIANAPOLIS -- The Patriots have retained a core special teams performer as veteran Larry Izzo has agreed to a deal for 2008.
“Larry will be back with the team,” agent Drew Rosenhaus confirmed at the combine Thursday. “He’s had a great career there. He loves the coaches and the continuity, just everything about the situation.”
Izzo is one of 12 players whose contracts expired after the 2007 season. His return could also sway a potential decision by free-agent Zach Thomas, who visited the Patriots on Monday. Izzo and Thomas are close friends from their days together with the Dolphins.
Izzo has served as the Patriots' special teams captain from 2001-2007. The 2008 season will be his 13th in the NFL.