FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Patriots announced their 2009 captains today. Quarterback Tom Brady and WR Randy Moss will serve as offensive captains. Nose tackle Vince Wilfork and LB Jerod Mayo will serve as defensive captains. Wide receiver Sam Aiken will serve as special teams captain. The Patriots' 2009 captains were elected by their teammates this week.
On offense, Brady will serve as an offensive captain for the eighth straight season, having first been elected in 2002. Moss, in his third season with the Patriots after joining the team via trade in April 2007, will serve as a Patriots captain for the second straight season.
On defense, Wilfork is a captain for the second straight season, while Mayo will serve as a captain for the first time. He joined the Patriots as a first-round pick in 2008 and earned the AP Defensive Rookie of the Year award.
Aiken will serve as the Patriots' special teams captain for the first time. A special teams standout, Aiken has accumulated 71 special teams tackles during his six NFL seasons.