Report: Seau Expected To Re-join Patriots
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Posted Oct 4, 2009

Patriots Insider has learned the former New England linebacker Junior Seau is expected to sign a deal to return to the team as soon as this week.

The news that Junior Seau would be back in a New England Patriots uniform was first reported by Adam Schefter and later confirmed by multiple others. Seau will re-join the team as soon as this week according to the report.

Schefter wrote via twitter that the signign was expected.

"Some stories and players never get old. Barring unforseen, Patriots are expected to sign veteran 40-year-old LB Junior Seau this week."

Seau first joined the Patriots after his now-famous graduation speech, when he tried to retire as a San Diego Charger in 2006. Seau was convinced to avoid his graduation and join New England signing a free agent deal on August 18, 2006.

During the off-season Seau said on numerous occasions he'd consider making a return appearance to the Patriots if they want him. Seau wasn't interested in just returning he said he'd only consider one team, New England.

ESPN Boston reported that during his trip to Boston to film an episode of his new show "Sports Jobs with Junior Seau" the linebacker visited the Patriots to take a physical. Apparently during that meeting, he also laid out the parameters of a possible return to the team.

Seau will likely play mostly in a reserve role in the Patriots 3-4 scheme. With Jerod Mayo (knee) out due to injury, Seau would join Gary Guyton at the team's inside spot.

The Patriots roster currently stands at 53 players. In order to add Seau to the active roster, the team would need to make room.

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