Jalen Mills’ free agency didn’t last long. After being released by the Patriots on Friday the 28-year-old defensive back has already found a new home – his old one.
As first reported by Jordan Schultz of The Score, Mills is re-signing with the Patriots just five days after his release was first reported. ESPN’s Adam Schefter later reported that Mills’ new deal in New England is for one year, and worth up to $6.1 million. Mills’ previous deal had two remaining years on it. The Patriots had saved about $5 million by releasing him, but to know exactly how much money this contract shuffle nets them in the end we’ll need the details (guaranteed money, etc.) of this new deal.
UPDATE: Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald has clarified Mills’ contract move was a restructure, not a release and re-signing.