Adalius Thomas played well his first two years with the Pats, had 11.5 sacks through his first 25 games and was among their leading tacklers. He broke his forearm 9 games into 2008 and missed the rest of the year. It wasn’t until his third season that he became a liability.
Parnell McPhee’s first season away from Baltimore, in Chicago, he set a career-high in tackles to go along with 6 sacks.
And Lawrence Guy has played some of his best football in New England.