Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 3/22/12

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady restructured his contract last week in an attempt to assist the team in free agency, the Boston Herald reported on Thursday.

Brady's decision last Friday freed up approximately $7.2 million, the newspaper noted, citing NFL Players Association documents.

The veteran quarterback, who inked a four-year, $72 million extension in 2010, will receive $950,000 under his revised contract. The two-time NFL MVP was originally scheduled to earn $5.75 million in base salary this season.

The Patriots have been busy in free agency, signing wide receivers Brandon Lloyd and Anthony Gonzalez and re-acquiring wideout Donte Stallworth, among others.

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