He also had the freedom to make a move because his current deal was expiring.
The deal, the financial terms of which were not made available, expires May 31, 2013.
The current deal does not expire until after the 2007 season, but Friday is a key day.
He was released at the end of December when his deal expired.
The deal that was reached in 2007 expired on December 31, 2009.
His current deal expires at the end of the year.
He then left the club after this deal expired in May 2012.
He plans to sign one more contract after his deal expires next June.
When the deal expires after one year, it's time to head for lower interest.