The Patriots continue to flesh out their roster and we have some early morning news: They have signed former Broncos tight end Daniel Fells to a three year deal (broken by Rap Sheet). The Patriots brought Fells in for a visit prior to the 2010 season, but he re-signed with the St. Louis Rams- and then the Patriots drafted Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez and picked up Alge Crumpler. The following season, Fells joined the Broncos where he became the team's deep tight end threat, despite lacking breakaway speed.
Fells is 28 years old and stands at 6-4, 252 lbs. He will most likely play an Alge Crumple-esque role as the 3rd tight end; he may even see more passes than Crumpler saw. Fells adds more versatility to the offense so they don't have to use Nate Solder as an additional blocker and remove a potential receiver from the field, while also providing additional insurance in case of an injury to Gronkowski or Hernandez.
Overall, another solid addition by the Patriots, who continue to flesh out the depths of their roster, in time to make a top-talent splash during the draft.