The New England Patriots made headlines Wednesday, as they reportedly acquired tight end Dwayne Allen in a deal with the Indianapolis Colts.
The 27-year-old has played five seasons with the Colts, in which he’s accounted for 1,451 yards on 126 receptions with 19 touchdowns.
Allen was a key piece of Indianapolis’ offense since it drafted him in the third round in the 2012 NFL Draft, including the team’s march to the AFC Championship Game in January 2015.
The Colts were routed 45-7 by the Patriots in that contest. That game, as fans will remember, ignited the Deflategate saga, which ultimately resulted in Tom Brady being suspended four games to start the 2016 season, among other team punishments.
At the time, it didn’t seem as though the report held much weight. Even Allen, a member of the Colts at the time, thought it was a wild accusation.
We have a feeling that many of Allen’s new teammates in New England will agree with his sentiments.
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