Green's camp has been in contact with multiple clubs, in addition to the Patriots, to try and find the right fit. The idea of waiting through the first weekend of free agency was, in fact, by design.
"Jarvis is in a unique position," Green's agent Albert Elias said. "He is probably the only one on the market today that does the things that he does. He's the best pass rusher in a 3-4 on the inside out there on the market. So we weren't worried about teams jumping out there and signing other players like Jarvis, because we don't believe there are other players out there in free agency like him."
Elias pointed to Green's sack numbers earlier in his career as a sign of how unique his skill set is. He had 20 sacks from 2004-08, playing 48 percent of the Patriots defense's snaps, but was used as more of a run player in Richard Seymour's absence in 2009.