It looks as if 43-year-old Vinny Testaverde is going to be back in the fold with the New England Patriots for the 2007 season according to what he recently said on a national radio show. Vinny said Friday that he will be signing a one-year deal to once again be the back-up for Tom Brady and Matt Cassel in New England. Last year he joined the Pats in November, played in three games, going 2-for-3 for 29 yards and a touchdown pass.
“After two-a-days are over, I’ll go back and sign my contract,” Testaverde said Friday on Sporting News Radio. “I’ll wait until then.” The Pats have kept Vinny’s locker in the offseason, so him signing a one-year deal worth the minimum base salary of $820,000 will come as a shock to no one. Vinny was the #1 pick of the Buccaneers back in 1987, and in his career has thrown for 270 TD’s and 261 picks. He has completed 3,639 of 6,259 passes.