Green-Ellis contract: 1 year

August, 5, 2011
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The contract signed by running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis with the Patriots on Wednesday was his restricted free agent. It's a one-year deal worth $1.83 million, according to documents filed with the NFL players association.

There was a question as to whether Green-Ellis signed some form of extension or simply his tender.

When asked about it Wednesday, Green-Ellis said, "I let the [agents] and everybody else handle the contracts. Of course, I’m keeping the contract situation out of the news."

This sets up Green-Ellis to become an unrestricted free agent after the 2011 season.

Also on the contract front, defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth is currently listed with a base salary of $5.4 million in 2011, while receiver Chad Ochocinco is listed with a base salary of $6 million. At this time, Ochocinco's contract expires after the 2011 season, but it's possible the extension the sides agreed to has yet to be filed and/or processed by the league.

Mike Reiss

ESPN New England Patriots reporter

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