04-11-2005, 06:23 PM
The Patriots allowed Corey Dillon to escape Cincinnati last offseason and now they have given him a contract extension that may keep him in New England for the rest of his career. The new extension is guaranteed for two seasons and can be extended for up to five years. It has the potential to pay Dillon close to $25 million, reports the Associated Press. "[The Patriots] stepped up and took care of him, even though he's on the wrong side of 30,'' Dillon's agent, Steven Feldman, said to the Associated Press. "This deal allows him to end his career as a Patriot.'' Dillon ran for a franchise record 1,635 yards and 12 touchdowns in his first season as a Patriot.