Patriots reportedly re-sign Lawrence Guy

Mark Daniels
The Providence Journal
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New England Patriots defensive tackle Lawrence Guy (93) celebrates his sack during an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Chargers, Sunday, December 6, 2020, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Peter Joneleit)

The Patriots continue to put together a veteran-laden and well-rounded football team. 

On Wednesday, after re-signing James White, the Patriots reportedly also signed Lawrence Guy to a four-year contract, according to ESPN. The 31-year-old defensive tackle spent the last four seasons in New England where he started 60-of-62 games played and developed into a leader off the field. 

Guy has started every game played for the Patriots over the last two seasons. Last year, he finished with 57 tackles, seven quarterback hits and two sacks.  The Pats, however, struggled against the run, finishing 26th in rushing yards allowed per game (131.4). The unit allowed 2,103 rushing yards in 2020. That was the third most in the Bill Belichick era behind 2013 (2,145) and 2002 (2,198). 

That’s why the Patriots revamped their defensive tackle depth chart this offseason, adding Davon Godchaux, Henry Anderson and Montravious Adams. The re-signing of Guy gives the Patriots ample depth to which should improve their run defense from a year ago.

… The Pats also signed veteran linebacker LaRoy Reynolds on Wednesday.

The linebacker announced the news on Instagram. The 30-year-old has played for Jacksonville, Chicago, Philadelphia, Cincinnati and most recently, Atlanta. A core special teamer, Reynolds made 12 tackles last season for the Falcons. Nine of those were special teams tackles. He played 275 special teams snaps in 2020 compared to 40 defensive snaps.

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