Entering his fourth season with the NFL, New England Patriots linebacker Gary Guyton told reporters at weei.com that he is ready to work and, “be the best pro I can be.”
The Patriots might shift their defensive strategy from a 3-4 to a 4-3 and the former BI Tiger and Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket has experience in both formations, giving him an edge over Albert Haynesworth.
Guyton was signed as an undrafted free agent in April 2008. During his rookie season he played in 15 games with two starts had 25 solo tackles, nine assists and deflected three passes. In 2009 Guyton started and played in 16 games, getting a total of 85 tackles and deflecting four passes. After his performance in 2009, the Patriots signed him to a two-year contract worth more than $2.1 million, including a $650,000.00 signing bonus.
Last year, Guyton scored his first NFL touchdown against the Cincinnati Bengals in game one. He picked off a Carson Palmer pass and returned it for 59 yards.
In week 14 Guyton recovered a fumble and ran it back 35 yards for his second career touchdown. Last year he tallied 63 tackles, three sacks, a forced fumble and two interceptions.