Associated Press: Matt Light's contract

August, 1, 2011
8/01/11
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Left tackle Matt Light's contract with the Patriots is a two-year package in which he can earn up to $12 million, the Associated Press reported tonight. The deal includes $7 million guaranteed, a source told the Associated Press.

The market for top left tackles was set by Dolphins' Jake Long when Long was the No. 1 overall selection in 2008. He was signed to a five-year, $57.5 million contract.

Between Light and Logan Mankins ($10.1 million), the Patriots will be paying big to protect Tom Brady's blindside in 2011.

Mike Reiss

ESPN New England Patriots reporter

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