Catching up on some recent contracts signed by Patriots players:
Andre Carter -- The veteran defensive end received a one-year deal worth $2.25 million. His base salary is $1.75 million and he received a $500,000 signing bonus.
Shaun Ellis -- The veteran defensive end has a one-year, $4 million package, as previously reported by ESPN.com senior writer John Clayton. It breaks down this way -- $1.5 million base salary; $750,000 signing bonus and $1.75 million roster bonus.
Matt Light -- As previously reported by the Associated Press, the veteran left tackle has a two-year, $12 million pact. It includes a $6 million signing bonus, $1 million base salary in 2011; $3.4 million base salary in 2012 and a $100,000 workout bonus in 2012.