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Patriots trade for Dwayne Allen

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Jan Ortega | 09 March, 2017, 00:24

New England has acquired tight end Dwayne Allen, he confirmed in a tweet.

Roughly 24 hours prior to the opening of free agency, the Patriots are making a major splash in the trade market.

Former Clemson tight end Dwayne Allen is being traded to the NFL's defending champions, according to multiple reports.

In exchange for that pick swap, the Patriots will be getting a tight end who lost favor in Indy after the emergence of Jack Doyle in 2016.

Interestingly enough, Gronkowski's somewhat confusing tweet a year ago about taking a pay cut came after Allen signed his deal with the Colts.

At his best, the 2012 third-round pick is one of the few tight ends capable of excelling as an in-line blocker, a chain-moving receiver and a red-zone threat.

Allen caught 35 passes for 406 yards and six touchdowns in 14 games for the Colts a year ago.

Good deal for Pats - he has three years and $17.4 million left on his deal. In 2014, Allen tied for the team lead with eight touchdown catches. Allen, on the other hand, is due $5 million in both 2017 and 2018, according to the Boston Herald's Jeff Howe.

The New England Patriots appear to have given themselves another weapon to complement tight end Rob Gronkowski. In 57 career games, he has caught 126 passes for 1,451 yards and 19 touchdowns.

By acquiring Allen through a trade, the Patriots pick up the remaining three years of his contract. Allen has struggled with injuries, missing 23 games, including 15 in 2013.

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