Originally written on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 11/18/14

NEW ORLEANS - NOVEMBER 30: Quarterback Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots celebrates after Laurence Maroney scored a 2-yard rushing touchdown in the third quarter against the New Orleans Saints at Louisana Superdome on November 30, 2009 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
According to Mike Garafolo of USA TODAY Sports, Tom Brady signed a three-year extension at $27 million, less than half  than Drew Brees received in 2012. Brady, ever the consummate teammate, signed the extension to create $15 million in cap space that can be used to sign free agents such as receiver Wes Welker, cornerback Talib Aqib, and tackle Sebastian Vollmer.
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