Bailey cracked the starting lineup in 2014 and has started in virtually all of his games over the last five years. Last year, he registered six sacks, 38 tackles, and two forced fumbles across 16 games. The advanced metrics weren’t high on Bailey (No. 91 ranked interior defender out of 112 players), but the sacks and game film show that he is an effective lineman.
Bailey’s season ended in the AFC title game when the Patriots topped the Chiefs. After he couldn’t beat ’em, he just might join ’em.
The Patriots’ defensive line has been overhauled significantly in the past week. Standout Trey Flowers agreed to a colossal deal with the Lions, though they’ve added defensive end Michael Bennett and re-signed linebacker John Simon.
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