The New England Patriots have some trouble on their hands.
Several players are not showing up to minicamp. Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said that not every player on the 90-man roster reported to mandatory minicamp but he did not reveal who was not in attendance.
First, it was announced defensive tackle Lawrence Guy did not show up and would be holding out because of his contract.
Guy is signed through 2024 and has a base salary of $2 million this year and next. He has spent the last six seasons in New England and he’s started 91 of the 93 regular season games. He has racked up 341 tackles, 10.5 sacks, an interception, a forced fumble, and four fumble recoveries over that time.
Soon, it was reported that offensive tackle Trent Brown also did not show up.
Brown was not present during OTAs as well.
It would later be reported that Brown was not holding out, but his flight got canceled due to a hail storm.
Brown will be back with the Patriots this season as the team’s lone returning starter at tackle. The 30-year-old started on the right side last season, but started on the left side during New England’s 2018 Super Bowl run.
The veteran is currently in the second season of a two-year, $13 million contract.
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