FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Davon Godchaux came to New England a year ago in large part for the chance play in a Bill Belichick-coached defense.
The lineman said seizing on the opportunity to extend that relationship — and continue to play an integral role in the unit’s ongoing makeover — was an easy decision.
21. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (10-7)
LAST SEASON: The Patriots spent heavily in free agency last offseason and got great production in return from new additions Matt Judon, Davon Godchaux and Hunter Henry.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Titans ended an era for the Patriots during the 2019 season when they knocked them out of the playoffs in Tom Brady's final game in New England.
The Patriots are hoping Sunday's victory over Tennessee will be part of the blueprint to get them back to the postseason without Brady.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots remade their defense in the offseason in hopes of bringing back the unit's disruptive reputation.
New England's first chance to show off those upgrades will be in Sunday’s season opener against the Miami Dolphins and explosive young quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (7-9)
New faces: QB Mac Jones, TE Jonnu Smith, TE Hunter Henry, WR Nelson Agholor, WR Kendrick Bourne, DT Davon Godchaux, LB Matt Judon, DB Jalen Mills, DL Henry Anderson, LB Kyle Van Noy, DL Christian Barmore, DE Ronnie Perkins, special assistant Matt Patricia.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots have signed defensive lineman Christian Barmore to a rookie contract and have now reached deals with their entire 2021 draft class.
Barmore's agent, Klutch Sports' Nicole Lynn, posted a photo of him signing the new contract on Twitter on Wednesday.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots have signed defensive end Ronnie Perkins to a rookie contract, leaving only one member of their 2021 draft class unsigned with training camp set to open next week.
BOSTON (AP) — A smile hugging his face, Davon Godchaux had no trouble pinpointing the source of his joy as he spoke to reporters about signing a two-year, $13 million free agent deal to join the New England Patriots...