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Friday, March 28, 2014
Patriots re-sign center Ryan Wendell

By Field Yates
ESPNBoston.com

The New England Patriots have re-signed center Ryan Wendell to a two-year contract, according to NFLPA records. The deal carries a maximum value of $8.15 million, the records indicate.

Wendell has been a two-year starter for the team at center, rising through the ranks after beginning his career as an undrafted free agent and once being a member of the team's practice squad.

The contract includes a signing bonus of $850,000, base salaries of $1 million per season, $2 million roster bonuses per season and up to $1.3 million in playing-time incentives for the 2015 season.

The 6-foot-2, 300-pounder has started 37 games in his career, all with the Patriots. Though not an overly big center, he has strong technical skills and has held up as a starter.

The Patriots have been busy this offseason, signing cornerbacks Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner, while also re-signing wide receiver Julian Edelman and restructuring the contract of nose tackle Vince Wilfork.