Vinny's Coming Back...to the Pats.

Courtesie of the Boston Herald...

Vinny Testaverde is taking part in the Patriots passing camp this week, and it's not merely for kicks or to help out coach Bill Belichick.
According to Mike Azzarelli, a close friend and associate of the quarterback, the 43-year-old Testaverde has not hung up his cleats, nor does he have any plans to do so. He's looking for work. He's looking to add a 21st season to his distinguished resume.
``He's not retired. I doubt he'd be hanging out,'' Azzarelli said when asked about Testaverde's appearance in Foxboro this week participating in passing camp, which is part of the team's Organized Team Activities.
``He's intent on playing.''
Was anything in the works in terms of a contract?
``I can't comment on that,'' said Azzarelli, who had previously served as Testaverde's agent. Azzarelli is no longer an agent, per se, but continues to work for Testaverde.
Testaverde was signed by the Pats last November, serving as the third quarterback behind Tom Brady and Matt Cassel. Given his vast experience, having played in the NFL for two decades, he provided veteran counsel for Brady.
After Brady and Cassel, rookie free agent Matt Gutierrez is the only other quarterback on the roster.
Testaverde's locker has remained intact through the off-season, sitting to one side of Randy Moss' new stall in the Pats room, with Brady holding down the other side.
As of last week, there were still several game balls in Testaverde's locker. One of them, no doubt, is from the 6-yard touchdown pass he threw to Troy Brown in the December 31, 40-23 victory against the Tennessee Titans. That gave him at least one touchdown pass for the 20th straight season, breaking his own record.