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New England Patriots Links 6/25/10 - Happy Campers At Gillette Stadium, Including Gary Guyton

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<em>LB Gary Guyton gets a two-year deal done ahead of schedule.  Gotta love it</em>.
LB Gary Guyton gets a two-year deal done ahead of schedule. Gotta love it.

Mike Reiss notes Gary Guyton and his agent were pleased with the two-year contract offer.

Patriots linebacker Gary Guyton was rewarded with a two-year contract that includes a $650,000 signing bonus, a move that his agent said was a nice gesture by the team.

"We're extremely pleased that the Patriots stepped up when they didn't have to and rewarded Gary with a contract that reflects how well he has performed on and off the field," said Richard Kopelman, who represents Guyton.

Ian Rapoport talks about Tedy Bruschi's football camp at Gillette Stadium, and what Bruschi hoped for the children to get out of it.

"Just one fundamental skill that they will remember," Bruschi said before the camp began. "From a station, whether it be from Flutie’s or Mesko’s… I remember certain things taught to me when I was younger, that I still would apply in the pros. I remember when I was here, they taught me to hold the ball a certain way. I still do it to this day. If they take that away from Flutie or Mesko or when I tackle a guy, I’m going to keep my head up and propped to one side because Jerod Mayo told me that during that one time I was on the field during SBLI camp. That’s what I hope they take from it."

"In terms of the numbers, it hasn’t (grown) and that’s sort of the way I’ve wanted it," Bruschi said. "The smaller it is, the more individual attention we can give to the kids. And when Jerod Mayo can properly teach a kid how to tackle, one-on-one, and has the time to do it, they’ll get more out of it, rather than sort of getting lost in the shuffle of a camp that has 100 kids. The individual attention is very important to me, and the kids being active, too. Are they all gonna be professional football players? The odds are against them. But to come out here, learn fundamentals, be active and learn how to be active, and practicing a certain skill you can be good at, it’s very important learn at this point in their lives."

"My own kids, I just want them to break a sweat – that’s really it," Bruschi joked. "My oldest son is starting to discover football and he tells me he wants to be a receiver. So I hope he gets a lot out of the Gronk station at this camp. And throwing also, I’ve seen him, he can play quarterback a little bit too. So hopefully he gets it out of Doug’s station."

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