Patriots ink Brace

The New England Patriots have agreed to terms on a four-year rookie deal with second-round defensive lineman Ron Brace that includes $2.82 million in guaranteed money and carries a maximum value of nearly $4.5 million, according to a league source.

Per the source, Brace will receive a $1.68 million option bonus next March as well as a $454,000 roster bonus in the middle of next month.

The first-year salary is guaranteed and the second-year salary will include $373,000 in guaranteed money.

The contract includes a fourth-year escalator clause based on playing time that could boost the total value of the deal to the $4.5 million level.

Brace was a three-year starter for Boston College who was named second-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference as a senior.

In four seasons, he recorded 85 tackles, 5 1/2 sacks and 23 tackles for losses.

2 responses to “Patriots ink Brace

  1. Is it me or does funny people not look at all… you know, funny.
    When is the last time Adam Sandler has been relevant?

  2. Brace = Steal (even though he went higher than expected).
    I think he will be a beast.
    He is also the reason I think B.J. Raji might end up being a bust.
    It’s like Norman Hand and a few of the DTs he played next to…I can only remember La’Roi Glover.
    None of them experienced the success they had playing next to Norman Hand once they didn’t have Hand playing next to them anymore.

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