With Martellus Bennett testing free agency, the New England Patriots have quickly found a replacement in Dwayne Allen. Allen has been a disappointment in five seasons with Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts. He started his career splitting time with Coby Fleener, but even with Fleener gone last year, Allen managed just 35 receptions for 406 yards. He did catch six touchdowns.
Allen posted a career high 521 yards in his rookie season and set a career high with 8 touchdowns back in 2014. He will now pick up the scraps left by Rob Gronkowski.
This leaves Jack Doyle as the Indianapolis Colts #1 TE heading into the 2017 season. Doyle just signed a 3 year extension.
Details on the #Patriots trade for #Colts TE Dwayne Allen: A 4th rounder goes to the #Colts and #Pats get Allen & a 6th back.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 8, 2017