Clayborn recorded three tackles (two solo) and 0.5 sacks in Sunday's win over the Packers.
Clayborn plays a rotational role on the defensive line but now has 2.5 sacks across the past three games. The run-stuffing defensive end doesn't stuff the stat sheet by any means, as he has 10 tackles across nine games this season.
Clayborn recorded two tackles (both solo), including a sack, in Sunday's win over the Bears.
Clayborn's sack was his first of the season. He saw the field on 40 percent of New England's defensive snaps. Due to what has mostly been pedestrian production, he hasn't warranted much consideration as an IDP this season. He'll look to maintain his strong play from Sunday into Week 8 when the Patriots head to Buffalo to take on the Bills.
Clayborn tweaked his quad during an offseason workout but he appears to be over the issue and hasn't been limited in the team's practice sessions, where he's been operating as a starting defensive end.
Claybord recently tweaked his quad during offseason workouts, Mike Reiss of ESPN reports.
It doesn't sound like Clayborn is dealing with anything serious. While he might miss the third phase of the Patriots' offseason workouts this month, there doesn't seem to be any concern about his availability for the start of training camp in late July.
Clayborn agreed to terms on a two-year, $12 million contract with New England on Friday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Clayborn will be a welcomed addition to a Patriots defense that finished tied for the seventh-most sacks in 2017 with 42. The imposing defensive lineman is coming off a season in which he led the Falcons with 9.5 sacks, surpassing his previous career-best of 7.5 sacks from his rookie campaign. New England hopes that Clayborn can help set the edge in run support as well, with their defense surrendering over 4.6 yards per carry last season.
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|2011||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||16||42||29.0||13||7.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2012||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||3||2||1.0||1||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2013||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||16||64||43.0||21||5.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||1|
|2014||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||1||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2018||New England Patriots||13||11||9.0||2||2.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2011||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||16||0||0||3||0||0||0||0||0|
|2012||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2013||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||16||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||0|
|2014||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2018||New England Patriots||13||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|