Dolphins lose defensive tackle Davon Godchaux to New England Patriots

Hal Habib
Palm Beach Post
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Defensive tackle Davon Godchaux celebrates a sack against Tom Brady in 2018. Starting this fall, Godchaux will be wearing the opposite colors when the Dolphins face the Patriots.

Davon Godchaux, a fifth-round pick in 2017 who blossomed into a starting defensive tackle for the Dolphins, agreed Monday to jump to the New England Patriots on a two-year deal worth up to $16 million, agent Drew Rosenhaus confirmed to The Post.

The deal includes $9 million guaranteed.

Godchaux, 26, played only five games in 2020 because of a biceps injury. Until that point, he had started 37 previous games dating back to 2018.

Godchaux, 6-feet-3 and 311 pounds, was taken 178th overall out of LSU and finished his Dolphins career with 179 tackles, three sacks, two passes defensed and one forced fumble. 

In 2019, Godchaux produced 75 tackles, most by a Dolphins defensive lineman since at least 2000.

Godchaux also was the Dolphins’ nominee for the NFL Walter Payton Man of the Year Award for his community service. His ChauxDown foundation is dedicated to helping at-risk children.

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