(Mitch Stringer - USA Today Sports)
The Patriots aren't done making moves. After their busy day yesterday, trading for Brandin Cooks and Kony Ealy, the Patriots continue to load up for another Super Bowl run in the 2017-18 season. As first reported by Ian Rappaport, the Patriots have agreed to terms with Defensive Lineman, Lawrence Guy, on a 4-year deal, worth up to $20 million dollars.
Guy started 10 of the 16 games he played in with Baltimore last season, tallying up only one sack and 14 solo tackles. Not elite numbers, but certainly not horrible for the lineman in his age 26 season. However, Guy was a more forceful player in the 2015-16 season, when he racked up 4.5 sacks on the interior D-Line for the Harbaugh-led Ravens.
My initial reaction to this signing is that I'm not a huge fan of the money, but I'm not all that mad since the Patriots still have more than enough to re-sign their top 2 FAs in Malcolm Butler and Dont'a Hightower. As far as the roll for Guy, I see him as the 3rd DT behind Alan Branch and Malcolm Brown, as well as sharing time on the edge with Kony Ealy, Trey Flowers, and Rob Ninkovich. The guy (no pun intended) can definitely play, as he has shown in previous seasons, and Belichick obviously sees something in him.