2 former LSU Tigers headed to Patriots

2 former LSU Tigers headed to Patriots
In this Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020, file photo, New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick yells from the sideline during the second half of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams in Inglewood, Calif. (Source: AP Photo/Ashley Landis, File)

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The New England Patriots had a busy Monday with the start of free agency and have started to agree to numerous deals with available players. Among those they have agreed to deals with are two former LSU Tigers in Jalen Mills and Davon Godchaux.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Patriots and Godchaux agreed to a two-year deal worth up to 16 million that includes $9 million guaranteed. The Miami Dolphins selected Godchaux in the fifth round of the 2017 draft.

Godchaux missed most of 2020 after tearing his bicep in October, which ended his season. During the 2019 campaign, he had a career year with the Dolphins. He finished with a total of 75 tackles, four tackles for loss, and two sacks.

Shortly after the news surfaced of the Patriots agreeing to a deal with Godchaux, they were once again on the move, agreeing to terms with Mills. According to Schefter, Mills and the Patriots agreed to a four-year deal worth $24 million, including $9 million guaranteed.

Mills spent the last five seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles and was selected in the seventh round of the 2016 draft. During the 2020 season, Mills played in 15 games. He had a career-high 68 total tackles. Mills also won a Super Bowl with the Eagles in 2018.

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