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    I dont have a link for this yet, just heard it on ESPN.

    Wow, didnt he like retire two days ago? Now to come out and sign with the Pats........

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    Did Seau just exploit the system to sign with the Patriots? I don't know jack about NFL procedures, but if he had any years left on his deal with the team he just retired from, isn't he bending them over the barrel?

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    Like you, Hicks, I know very little about the NFL.

    Honestly if it isnt ESPN headline news that gets chatter at school/work or isnt related to the Redskins I dont follow it.

    With that said, I could have sworn I heard earlier this week that Seau retired. I am not sure if he had any time left on his contract, I have been looing it up via google and cant find anything.

    I guess this is good for the Pats, though.

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    Updated: Aug. 17, 2006, 9:18 PM ET
    Seau to meet with Patriots, may end retirement

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    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Junior Seau is looking to join the New England Patriots, just three days after the San Diego Chargers threw him a lavish retirement party.


    "Junior left a message for Chargers President Dean Spanos today alerting him that he may sign a contract and play for the New England Patriots," the Chargers said Thursday in a statement. "If, in fact, he chooses to continue his playing career, we wish him good health and the best of luck this season. Junior's place in the Chargers Hall of Fame awaits him when his career is over."


    The San Diego Union-Tribune first reported on its Web site that Seau was heading to Boston for a tryout and could sign by the end of the week. Seau's agent, Marvin Demoff, did not return several calls from The Associated Press.


    Reached in Chicago, where the Chargers will play the Bears on Friday night, Spanos declined comment. The Patriots did not immediately respond to a request for comment, but coach Bill Belichick recalled Monday that he got to know Seau in Hawaii in 1998 -- one of Seau's 12 Pro Bowl selections.


    "He's always been a very energetic, high-energy type of player that has made a lot of big plays through his career," Belichick said when asked to comment on Seau's retirement. "He's had a good career, 16 years he's been playing, pretty good."


    The Patriots are looking for linebackers because Tedy Bruschi has a broken hand and Willie McGinest, another mainstay of their three Super Bowl titles, signed with the Cleveland Browns as a free agent. Chad Brown and Monte Beisel are also hurt.


    Seau grew up in suburban San Diego and starred at Southern California before the Chargers took him fifth overall in the 1990 draft. He led San Diego to the 1995 Super Bowl -- its only appearance in the NFL title game -- but was cut loose in the spring of 2003.


    He played three seasons in Miami before the Dolphins released him.


    "It's pretty easy. When a team doesn't want you or need you, retire, buddy," he told a crowd of about 300 family, friends, players and team executives Monday at Chargers headquarters.


    "I'm not retiring. I am graduating. Today is my graduation day. Retirement means that you'll just go ahead and live on your laurels and surf all day in Oceanside. It ain't going to happen."


    Even as he announced his retirement, Seau said he was healthy and still able to play. Asked if his decision was irreversible, Seau said: "I can't answer that. I really can't.


    "What situation can get me out of it? I don't know," he said. "If there's a need team out there, I'm definitely going to look at it. But we're almost halfway through training camp. I'm 37 years old."

    Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press

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    Seau brings alot to any defense and locker-room. The Pats have plenty of vocal leaders but adding another one is never a problem.

    To tell you the truth though, I'm somewhat worried about NE's LB corps. They are all getting pretty old.

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    Junior Seau is one of the greatest linebackers in the NFL history and whatever he does I will support.

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    Junior Seau was awesome 10 years ago, he has been lackluster for the last 3 or 4 years. I see him being more of a factor in the lockroom rather then on the field.
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    Seau just ruined his career by returning to the NFL..he lost my respect.

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    Apparently he signed a one year contract with the Pats.

    Mortenson said he was looking to latch on to a team, before he finally announced his retirement. Then the Pats came a calling .

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    Congrat to the Patriots for picking him up. I'd love to have him in Pittsburgh. He might be my all-time favorite non-Steeler player. In spite of what he did to us on that snowy Janaury day all those years ago.

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    Seau is a great player and him signing with Pats is great for him. Look at it he spent most of his playing career with the Chargers. Now he is on a real contender. He deserves the shot that the Patriots will give him. A Championship. Yes New England is not the best team in the league anymore (Denver) but they are good and Tom Brady gives them a chance to win all the time. With the linebackers in New England banged up and old this is a good move for them as well. And Jay@Section204 Pittsburg is the only team in the league that really couldn't use him. Seau is not a three four linebacker.

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    Congrat to the Patriots for picking him up. I'd love to have him in Pittsburgh. He might be my all-time favorite non-Steeler player. In spite of what he did to us on that snowy Janaury day all those years ago.

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    Seau is a great player and him signing with Pats is great for him. Look at it he spent most of his playing career with the Chargers. Now he is on a real contender. He deserves the shot that the Patriots will give him. A Championship. Yes New England is not the best team in the league anymore (Denver) but they are good and Tom Brady gives them a chance to win all the time. With the linebackers in New England banged up and old this is a good move for them as well. And Jay@Section204 Pittsburg is the only team in the league that really couldn't use him. Seau is not a three four linebacker.
    I thought the Patriots did run a 3-4? Vrable and Chad Brown used to be in our 3-4, and they were perfect for it.

    We couldn't use him because we draft specifically for our 3-4 and have rarely had a need to sign or trade for a LB. (James Farrior is one of the few exceptions.) But I've always thought Seau could adapt as well as anyone to our 3-4.
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    I thought the Patriots did run a 3-4? Vrable and Chad Brown used to be in our 3-4, and they were perfect for it.

    We couldn't use him because we draft specifically for our 3-4 and have rarely had a need to sign or trade for a LB. (James Farrior is one of the few exceptions.) But I've always thought Seau could adapt as well as anyone to our 3-4.
    They started with it last year but the injuries made them got to the 4-3 the latter half of the season. That is when they started taking off really too. Now, they move back to it this year I don't know. Remeber were Chad Brown and Mike Vrable started (Pittsburg). Yes, Seau could have maybe ten years ago but now that he is slower I don't think he can play at the speed needed for a 3-4. But I admit if I knew everything I would be a coach in the NFL too.

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