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Breaking New England Patriots News: Team Trades For A Tight End

Breaking New England Patriots News: Team Trades For A Tight End

According to Ian Rapoport and a number of reports the New England Patriots have made a trade with the Indianapolis Colts for tight end Dwayne Allen.

Allen will fill the back-up tight end role as Martellus Bennett is expected to leave the team as he is seeking an $8+ million dollar per year contract. Allen signed a 4-year deal prior to the start of last season with the Colts and will be under contract through the 2019 season.

His salary with be $2.5M, 4.5M, and 6.9M with the final year likely be a potential restructure for the Patriots. We are unsure of the exact return the Colts will receive for Allen but the expectation is a late round draft pick given the money the Patriots are taking on in the contract.

Taking a look at his numbers he has shown potential and caught 6 touchdowns last season and had a healthy 67% catch rate. The Patriots needed to go and get a solid back-up tight end given the injury history of Rob Gronkowski and with the weak free agent tight end market this was the way to go for the Patriots.

About Tanner Rebelo (178 Articles)
Founder and Chief of Content for Trifecta Network.

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