And true to the word of Green’s camp, the veteran defensive lineman wasn’t taking a visit without there being a real chance he’d call that place home. So it makes sense now that he’s taken a visit and quickly found a home.
The Broncos have announced the signing of Green, ending the LSU product’s eight-year run as a New England Patriot. Green will be a valuable piece in new coordinator Wink Martindale’s 3-4 defensive front, which is expected to feature more Patriots-style principles than the Mike Nolan 3-4 did last year.
According to a source, Green’s deal with the Broncos was agreed to in principle last night, and was pending a physical today, which he passed. It’s a four-year contract with a maximum value of $20 million and close to $7 million in guarantees.
Gotta be happy for one of the better guys I’ve seen in my time around the Patriots. That’s a good deal for a 31-year-old defensive lineman, and Josh McDaniels and Co. are getting one heck of a good soldier.