The Patriots have extended Lineman Russ Hochstein's contract into the year 2008. The details to the deal are below.
2 years, 1.8 million dollars, 400,000 thousand dollar signing bonus
This is a solid move, Hochstein is a very good backup lineman for us and could even start. Last year he played Center for the injured Daniel Koppen. This move also could straighten out the future, Dan Koppen is a free agent next year and coming off and injury. We have to re-sign Deion Branch and Asante Samuel, if Koppen's the odd man out and goes to a different team Hochstein could take his spot, while we groom another young Center.