According to a news article posted on NFL.com, former Bradwell Institute and Georgia Tech football player Gary Guyton agreed to a two-year contract extension with the New England Patriots on June 23. The report said Guyton’s agent, Richard Kopelman, announced the news to the Boston Herald after they reached an agreement with the Patriots.
"We’re absolutely thrilled that the Patriots have done this for him," Kopelman told the Herald. "... We had some discussions with them a while back. ‘Hey, if you could, it’d be great if you could step up and do a little something for Gary this year.’ And they told us they would. They were true to their word, which was fantastic."
According to the Herald’s report, Guyton was scheduled to earn the team’s minimum salary of $470,000 next season. Under the terms of the extension agreement, the athlete will earn $505,000 in 2010 and $1 million in 2011 and will receive a $650,000 signing bonus.
Guyton registered 85 tackles and one and a half sacks last season, starting all 16 games in his second full season with the Patriots. He signed in 2008 as an undrafted free agent from Georgia Tech.