Pats Make it Official – Seau to Return for 18th Season

The Pats just keep getting better, as it has become official that the team is bringing back veteran linebacker Junior Seau. The 38-year-old came out of a short lived retirement last season and helped out New England with 70 tackles, 37 solo in 11 games before missing the rest of the season after that with a broken arm.

Seau will provide depth and experience to a unit that was upgraded in the offseason with the signing of stud linebacker Adalius Thomas, who many thought was going to San Fran. The 18-year vet is a 12-time Pro Bowler, and can help out and make the occasional big play in a pinch. Seau will be the vet in a core of linebackers that includes Eric Alexander, Kyle Bissinger, Tedy Bruschi, Rosevelt Colvin, Larry Izzo, rookie Oscar Lua, Corey Mays, Justin Rogers, Thomas, Vrabel and Pierre Woods.

The Pats may have had the best offseason of any team in Pro Football. The big two offseason signings were linebacker Thomas, and the day after the draft they pulled the rug out from under the Packers and went out and got wide out Randy Moss from the Raiders. The resigning of the hyper Seau, who has seen better days but can still make a play, only makes the Pats even better.

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