Patriots show their affection for Love

The New England Patriots have extended the contract of exclusive rights free agent defensive tackle Kyle Love, according to the Boston Globe.

Love is scheduled to make $540,000 as an exclusive rights player this year, and the extension is for 2013. It calls for $3.1 million total with a $500,000 signing bonus.

Love made 13 starts last year for the Patriots after originally joining the team as an undrafted free agent from Mississippi State.

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Terry McCormick covers the Titans for TitanInsider.com