Pees: Not seeking contract renewal

Updated: January 15, 2010, 6:49 AM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

Patriots defensive coordinator Dean Pees, whose contract expires at the end of the month, will not return to the team, he announced Thursday. Pees had served as the team's coordinator since 2006.

Pees released this statement through the Patriots Thursday night:

"My contract with the New England Patriots will expire in a couple of weeks and I have informed Mr. Kraft and Coach Belichick that I will not seek to renew it. I enjoyed my time in New England, but feel ...

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