Patriots Sign Nose Tackle Davon Godchaux to a Two-Year Deal

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The New England Patriots have opened 2021 free agency by adding to their defensive line. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Patriots will sign Davon Godchaux to a two-year deal that could be worth $16 million.  The deal includes $9 million in guaranteed money for the new defensive tackle.


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Today and tomorrow teams can negotiate with free agents during the NFL’s legal tampering period.  The Godchaux signing will not become official until Wednesday.  Godchaux will be leaving Miami and former head coach Brian Flores to play under Bill Belichick.

Godchaux was a fifth-round pick out of LSU by the Dolphins back in 2017.  He has spent his entire four year career in South Beach.  Unfortunately, Godchaux’s final season in Miami didn’t go to plan.  His season ended with a biceps tear after only playing five games.

During his time in Miami, he played a total of 52 games, starting 42, while earning 179 total tackles, 12 for a loss and three sacks.  Godchaux is listed at 6-foot-3, 310 pounds, and is a big bodied nose tackle that will help cover the gaps up front for the Patriots.

The new nose tackle is excited to be with the Patriots and took to social media to express his excitement.

This move will provide depth in the event defensive tackle Lawrence Guy leaves as a free agent this week.  The veteran interior defensive lineman is an option for Godchaux’s old team the Dolphins.  The Patriots want to keep Guy in the fold, but the 31-year-old will look to earn a bigger pay day.  Pro Football Focus predicts Guy will earn around $7 million per season with his new contract.  New England still needs to address Adam Butler as well.

The Patriots have already added tight end Jonnu Smith on a four-year deal, worth $50 million and now Godchaux.  There is still plenty of money to be spent in Foxboro as Belichick looks to improve from a poor 7-9 season.


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