Patriots fourth-year cornerback Kyle Arrington has signed a two-year extension with the team, according to a source. The deal has a maximum value of $3,275,00 but would pay him a minimum salary this season and $850,000 next season.

FOXBORO – The Patriots are entering uncharted territory in more ways than one. They, like everyone else, are getting used to a new set of rules in the post-lockout world.

Recently released Patriots defensive end Ty Warren told the Boston Globe Friday that he has no negative feelings towards the team, but gave the impression that he will be signing elsewhere rather than potentially staying in New England. The report states that Warren failed his conditioning test due to a hamstring issue.

The Patriots made a series of moves Friday afternoon, including officially signing wide receiver Chad Ochocinco, as well as the release of linebacker Tully Banta-Cain, cornerback Tony Carter, tight end Alge Crumpler, tackle Nick Kaczur, defensive lineman Marcus Stroud, defensive lineman Ty Warren and rookie free agent Ryan Coulson. In addition, the officially announced the signings of third-round pick Ryan Mallett and fifth-round pick Marcus Cannon. For more Patriots news, check out

FOXBORO -- The one thing Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has never had on the practice field is another player who could challenge his celebrity status.

That changed Friday morning when he and Chad Ochocinco shared the practice field outside Gillette Stadium for the first time, talking over plays and the general environment in Foxboro.

FOXBORO -- The trade may not be official yet but Chad Ochocinco couldn't be happier following his first morning practice with the Patriots and Tom Brady.

"It's 1 thing to jump and be able to land on 2 feet but I had no idea I was landing in Heaven. Hope all is well on this good Friday," Ocho tweeted early Friday afternoon.

Former University of Tennessee coach Phillip Fulmer joined the Dennis & Callahan show Friday morning to discuss Albert Haynesworth, who played for Fulmer from 1999 to 2001.'s Mike Florio joined the Dennis & Callahan show Friday morning to talk about the Patriots' acquisition of Chad Ochocinco and Albert Haynesworth.

Asked which player is more likely to buy into the Patriot Way, Florio responded: "No question, 100 percent, Chad Ochocinco. He is a guy who has never gotten into any kind of trouble off the field. He is very emotional, and that emotion comes from his passion to win. He's a colorful and entertaining guy.

The Patriots and quarterback Ryan Mallett were close on a deal Thursday night, so close that the rookie could be in camp and ready to go as soon as Friday morning, according to a source. Mallett, who was taken with the 74th overall pick in the draft, is apparently set to sign a four-year deal.

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The Patriots officially announced the signings of third-round draft choice Stevan Ridley and seventh-round draft choice Malcolm Williams. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed. Here's a portion of the press release issued by the team on the agreements: