"We're absolutely thrilled that the Patriots have done this for him," Richard Kopelman said. "... We had some discussions with them a while back. 'Hey, if you could, it'd be great if you could step up and do a little something for Gary this year.' And they told us they would. They were true to their word, which was fantastic."
Guyton, an exclusive-rights free agent, was scheduled to earn the minimum of $470,000 next season, the Herald reported. Under the terms of the extension, Guyton will earn $505,000 in 2010 and $1 million in 2011 and receive a $650,000 signing bonus.