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Rapoport: Patriots trading for Colts tight end Dwayne Allen

The move spells likely ends Martellus Bennett’s tenure with New England.

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According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, who broke the news first, the Patriots are trading for Colts TE Dwayne Allen:

Allen, an effective blocker and big-bodied redzone target, has three years and just over $17 million remaining on his contract. According to Miguel of, Allen carries a $2.5million salary for 2017, and a $2 million roster bonus that guarantees on March 14th.

Allen becomes the fourth tight end on the roster. He’ll join a group currently consisting of Rob Gronkowski, Matt Lengel, and Rob Housler.

The move all but spells the end of the short-lived yet successful Martellus Bennett era in Foxborough.


Per Adam Schefter, the Patriots will trade their 4th round pick (acquired last season from Seattle in a draft day trade) to Indianapolis for Dwayne Allen and the Colts 6th round pick.

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