The New England Patriots announced that EFRA defensive back Antwain Spann was re-signed by the team yesterday. Terms of the deal were not available. The 24-year-old defender has appeared in 11 games (3 postseason) over his career. The 6-foot, 190-pound Louisiana-Lafayette product spent most of the season on the Patriots practice squad until he was promoted to the active roster in October. Spann was originally signed by the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent on May 17, 2005
PATRIOTS FREE AGENCY UPDATE
CB Asante Samuel: Tendered at $7.79M.
UNSIGNED UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS
--WR Troy Brown: Rehabbing an offseason surgery, status unkonwn
--LB Barry Gardner: Unlikely to return after draft picks, Seau and Thomas signed.
--CB Ray Mickens: status unknown
--RB Patrick Pass: unlikely to return
--QB Vinny Testaverde: attended passing camp, return probable.
--P Ken Walter: Miller was retained, decreasing Walter's chances to return.
RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS:
EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS FREE AGENTS:
--LB Eric Alexander: ERFA; $435,000/1 yr.
--S Rashad Baker: RFA; $1.305M/2 yrs, $90,000 SB.
--OT Wesley Britt: ERFA; terms unknown.
--WR Bam Childress: ERFA; $360,000/1 yr.
--FB Heath Evans: Potential UFA; $1.575M/2 yrs, $250,000 SB; 2007: $720,000.
--CB Randall Gay: RFA; $1.3M/1 yr.
--LB Larry Izzo: UFA; terms unknown.
--WR Kelvin Kight: ERFA; terms unknown.
--LB Corey Mays: ERFA; $360,000/1 yr.
--G/C Gene Mruczkowski: RFA; $535,000/1 yr, $25,000 SB.
--LB Junior Seau: UFA; terms unknown.
--CB Antwain Spann: ERFA; terms unknown.
--CB Gemara Williams: ERFA; terms unknown.
--DL Mike Wright: ERFA; $435,000/1 yr.
--OG Billy Yates: Potential RFA; $2.1M/3 yrs, $325,000 SB.
--TE Kyle Brady: UFA Jaguars; $5.3M/2 yrs, $2M SB.
--CB Eddie Jackson: Not tendered as RFA by Dolphins; terms unknown).
--CB Tory James: UFA Bengals; $1.3M/1 yr.
--RB Sammy Morris: UFA Dolphins; $7M/4 yrs, $1.5M SB; $750,000 RB 08-09.
--WR Randy Moss (traded Raiders).
--WR Donte' Stallworth: UFA Eagles; $33M/6 yrs, $1M SB.
--LB Adalius Thomas: UFA Ravens; $35M/5 yrs, $12M SB/$8M OB 2008; 2007 cap: $3.4M.
--WR Kelley Washington: UFA Bengals; $22M/5 yrs, $300,000 SB.
--WR/KR Wes Welker (trade Dolphins; new contract $18.1M/5 yrs, $9M guaranteed).
--LB Tully Banta-Cain: UFA 49ers; $8.9M/3 yrs, $2.9M SB.
--LB Don Davis: UFA; retired.
--RB Corey Dillon (released/post-June 1 designation).
--TE Daniel Graham: UFA Broncos; $30M/5 yrs, $15M guaranteed.
--DE Marquise Hill (deceased).
--S Tebucky Jones (released).
--P Todd Sauerbrun: UFA Broncos; 1 yr, terms unknown.