Springs began his career in 1997 with the Seahawks and made the Pro Bowl in 1998. In 2004, he left Seattle for Washington and spent five seasons there before signing a three-year, $10.5 million contract with the Patriots prior to last season.
The Patriots also announced that they have signed offensive lineman Ted Larsen, a sixth-round pick out of North Carolina State.
The Bruins also have began contract talks with defenseman Dennis Seidenberg.
Captain Zdeno Chara may need surgery to fix a dislocated pinky that he suffered in Novemeber but refused to get surgery on until the season was over. Anyone who questions his toughness now can shut the fuck up. He was not allowed to fight for the remainder of the season as he had cast on and that results in an automatic suspension. Chara was not the problem on this team.