Linebacker Junior Seau signed with the New England Patriots on Tuesday, the network that will air his television show announced. Seau is quoted on Versus' website confirming that the deal is finalized.
Seau's return has been anticipated since last week.
Patriots coach Bill Belichick did not confirm the signing Tuesday, saying only "We don't have anything to say about it."
The Patriots will have to make a roster move to accommodate Seau on their 53-man roster. Seau will provide depth and leadership at linebacker, where the Patriots have had a run of injuries.