A pair of local athletes will be hanging around a while longer…

The Red Sox today extended the contract of Coco Crisp for three years with an option for a fourth. The Extra Bases blog has the news.

Mike Reiss confirms an ESPN report that the Patriots have come to an agreement to extend the contract of Richard Seymour. Details to come.

Paul Perillo on Patriots.com has the news now as well. They report that it is believed to be a four year extension and will likely kick in the big money for the 2007 season, since “Seymour received a raise in salary following a brief contract holdout last summer, and according to a section of the collective bargaining agreement, a player cannot receive another raise for a full calendar year.”