Found March 13, 2012 on NESN.com:
It was merely a formality Tuesday, but the Patriots tendered defensive tackle Kyle Love as an exclusive rights free agent. Love will earn a base salary worth $540,000 in 2012, which was a non-negotiable figure based from the collective bargaining agreement. Exclusive rights free agents had to be tendered by Tuesday's deadline at 4 p.m. Otherwise, Love would have been an unrestricted free agent. Now, the plan for Love and his team will be to orchestrate a longer contract, likely for two years. Love's agency, Klass Sports, did the same things with two other Patriots clients -- linebacker Gary Guyton...
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