While the New England Patriots were the most aggressive team in the NFL during the first week of free agency, ten members of their unrestricted free agents class still remain unaccounted for as on Monday afternoon. Among them is defensive tackle Lawrence Guy.
His time on the open market has been a comparatively quiet one so far, but Guy has still started to draw some interest. According to the NFL’s official transactions wire, the Miami Dolphins, led of course by head coach and long-time Patriots assistant Brian Flores, recently brought the veteran defender in for a free agency visit.
The Dolphins going after New England players is nothing new since they hired Flores as their head coach in 2019. Since then, numerous ex-Patriots joined the club in free agency — including offensive lineman Ted Karras and linebacker Kyle Van Noy, who both returned to their old stomping grounds last week.
Now, Lawrence Guy has entered Miami’s list of targets.
The Patriots’ most consistent defensive lineman of the past four seasons, Guy arrived in New England via unrestricted free agency himself. He joined the club on a four-year contract back in 2017, and immediately established himself as a cornerstone of the club’s defense. Over the next few years, he appeared in a combined 69 regular season and playoff games and helped the Patriots win a Super Bowl to cap the 2018 campaign.
Coming off another solid season that saw him get voted a team captain for the first time but also deal with a nagging shoulder injury, Guy remains one of the better defensive linemen still available on the market. The Patriots, meanwhile, have invested plenty of resources in the position group so far already.
Not only did the team re-sign Deatrich Wise Jr. and Carl Davis, it also brought in ex-Dolphin Davon Godchaux as well as Henry Anderson and Montravius Adams. While Guy still seems like a solid addition to the group, no reunion has happened so far.
Now, Flores and the Dolphins are taking a closer look at the 31-year-old.