The New England Patriots continue to stockpile momentum, wins and all stars.
This week, as early as Monday, the Patriots are expected to sign 12-time Pro-Bowl linebacker Junior Seau, according to an NFL source.
Seau visited the Patriots last week and the two sides laid the groundwork for a deal to be completed this week that will allow the former Pro Bowl linebacker to play his 20th NFL season.
Now, after losing veterans such as Tedy Bruschi, Mike Vrabel, Rodney Harrison and Richard Seymour, the Patriots are turning back to one of their leaders.
"There is nobody like Junior. His attitude is everything, what he brings in terms of his enthusiasm, his style, his commitment," Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said Monday in his weekly appearance on Boston radio station WEEI. "It's a great presence for everybody -- for all the players, all the coaches. There is nobody that approaches the game like he does. He's a huge asset to our team. He's an incredible player and leader. I think everybody's excited to have him."