The Patriots have come out of the gate flying as the second week of NFL free agency begins. Amid a number of rumors Monday morning, the team also made a key signing, bringing back right tackle Trent Brown, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
Brown’s new contract is a two-year deal according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The financial side of the deal has not yet been reported.
UPDATE: According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, Brown’s new contract is worth up to $22 million, with a base value of $13 million with $4 million guaranteed.
In his second stint with the Patriots in 2021, Brown started nine games after missing the majority of the start of the season with a calf injury. With Brown on the field, the Patriots averaged 20 more yards per game.
With Brown back, the Patriots now have just one spot left to fill on their starting offensive line. They’ve lost two starting guards in Ted Karras (signed with Cincinnati) and Shaq Mason (traded to Tampa), but Michael Onwenu is expected to fill one of those spots.
By signing Brown for multiple years, the Patriots also avoid having to potentially replace both starting tackles next offseason. Isaiah Wynn is entering a contract year, and will be a free agent next March.
Brown is the 19th Patriots player involved in a transaction so far this offseason. Here’s a quick recap of what they did leading up to this point.
Resetting the Patriots' roster moves after one week of free agency
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