Miguel reported this two days ago in this thread (where there is continued discussion on this)... http://www.patsfans.com/new-england-patriots/messageboard/showthread.php?t=58740 ...that it actually was a 5-year extension rather than the 3-year extension originally reported. But I had to go to, egads, KFFL to learn about it! Please people, don't post MAJOR news on page 7 of an old thread! This is a huge development! Also see Reiss's pieces http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/reiss_pieces/ It's a remarkably cheap deal. I feel a little bad for Ty that he's taking so much less than he could have gotten, but that's his decision. This is about the same type of deal that the team has offered other homegrown talent--it takes two to tango.