Monday’s Patriots free agency extravaganza now includes the team re-signing one of its own players. According to Mike Reiss, the team has agreed to a new contract with defensive lineman Deatrich Wise.
According to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo, it’s a four-year contract worth up to $30 million, with $10 million guaranteed.
Drafted in the fourth round in 2017, Wise has continued to develop as a more well-rounded defender. Heading into the 2020 season, he added weight to his frame, allowing him to be more effective against the run. That resulted in him playing a career-high 56 percent of the Patriots’ defensive snaps. He recorded 49 tackles in 16 games, with 2.5 sacks and a fumble-recovery touchdown.
In his four-year Patriots career, Wise has totaled 15 tackles for a loss and 14 sacks. He’s been reliable as well, missing just two games in that span (both came in 2019).
Of the team’s five signings so far on Monday, four have been on the defensive side of the ball, and three have been in the front seven. Wise will join OLB Matt Judon and DT Davon Godchaux on the Patriots’ new-look front.
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