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Thomas on IR; Pats Bring Back Seau

The Pats have brought back an old friend, as today the team signed LB Junior Seau. The former All-Pro has again come out of retirement to help the Pats, who are banged up at the linebacker spot. “What it took was a coach that you respect made a call, come out and help guys that you have a lot of love for,” Seau said. “Obviously, there’s a lot of history here with us and it wasn’t a hard decision. You just care for the guys in this locker room and you care for the coach and organization and that’s the only reason I’m here.”

Seau takes the spot of Adalius Thomas, who was put on IR after breaking his left forearm against the Bills November 9th. Also missing are LB’s Eric Alexander and Pierre Woods, who are out with injuries. The 39-year old Seau will be in uniform Sunday when the team takes on the Seahawks in Seattle.

Seau has also played 13 seasons for the San Diego Chargers and three with the Miami Dolphins. “He’s ready to play football,” Belichick said. “He’s a football player. You look football player up in the dictionary, Junior Seau, Troy Brown, those are the guys. They just define it in every sense of the word.”


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