Patriots bring back Danny Shelton

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The Patriots left Danny Shelton in the market for months, but then brought him back.

According to Field Yates of ESPN, the Patriots have re-signed the veteran defensive tackle.

He visited with the Bengals early in free agency but left without a deal, before returning for a second season with the Patriots.

He spent his first three years with the Browns, and can be a solid rotational player against the run.

11 responses to “Patriots bring back Danny Shelton

  1. Another peice to the championship puzzle Glad to have him back! he was playing really well at the end of the season especially in the super bowl.

  2. I am surprised he was still available. Not a great player but certainly worth “inexpensive” NFL money as a rotational DT.

  3. Scooping up a lot of veteran FAs on the cheap that were left standing when the music stopped. Shelton, Collins, Veldhere,Inman, etc. All playing for better contracts. Little down side

  4. Bill typically lets established vets check the market. Sometimes they get the big money like Amendola did in Miami, sometimes they don’t and come back to the Pats. Its a respectful way to deal with veterans. In some ways that makes Bill more of a “players coach” than the ones that try to be buddy buddy with them.

  5. Not surprising. It was him or Bailey. Hopefully he’ll improve on his up and down performance last season, which saw him he a healthy scratch on several occasions as well as make a highlight real play in the superbowl. He’s an archetype run stopper, but has in the past shown some flashes of being an inside pocket pusher. I’d like to see him make some strides at that.

    Danny’s going to get a chance at the Patriot race for riches. If he exceeds expectations he is young enough to hit the big money if he excels this season…..OR perhaps he’s just camp fodder. You never know with the Pats. They don’t all work out.

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