Patriots To Sign Lawrence Guy

The Patriots have agreed to sign defensive lineman Lawrence Guy to a four-year deal worth up to $20MM, tweets Ian Rapoport of Guy

Guy, 27, next week, had been linked to a number of teams during the free agent period, but the Ravens were reportedly monitoring his market and had interest in re-signing him. Instead, Guy will head to New England after visiting with the club earlier this week. Guy, who ranked as PFR’s No. 12 interior defender, also drew interest from the Redskins and Dolphins.

The Patriots are revamping their defensive line after finishing just 26th in adjusted sack rate in 2016. After re-signing defensive tackle Alan Branch to a two-year deal, New England also traded for Panthers defensive end Kony Ealy. While they’ve lost Jabaal Sheard to the Colts, the Patriots still boast Trey Flowers, Malcom Brown, and Geneo Grissom.

Guy hasn’t missed a game over the past two seasons, earning 16 combined starts for the Ravens. After recording 4.5 sacks during the 2015 campaign, Guy finished the 2016 season with 28 tackles, one sack, and one forced fumble.

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