Report: Patriots, Tight End Alge Crumpler Agree to Deal


The Patriots have reached an agreement with free-agent tight end Alge Crumpler, according to the Boston Herald?s Ian Rapoport.

Crumpler visited the Patriots on March 8 and the Nashville City Paper reported on Thursday that the two sides were close to a deal.

Crumpler, 32, has missed just five games in nine seasons in the NFL. He played seven seasons for the Falcons before spending the last two with the Titans.

Crumpler appeared in four straight Pro Bowls from 2003 to 2006, when he was regarded as one of the best all-around tight ends in football. In recent years, he?s become primarily a blocking tight end. He helped pave the way for Chris Johnson?s 2,000-yard rushing season last year.

Robbie Agnone and Rob Myers, neither of whom have ever appeared in an NFL game, are currently the only two tight ends on the Patriots roster. The team released Chris Baker and let Benjamin Watson walk as a free agent.

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