The New England Patriots gave one tight end a raise Thursday. They’ll reportedly reduce the salary of another.
The Patriots and tight end Dwayne Allen, who was due $4.5 million and a $5 million cap hit this season, “agreed to reworked contract,” a source told ESPN’s Field Yates. Yates added Allen’s compensation will be lowered, and his cap hit will be lowered.
The Patriots added $4.3 million in bonuses and incentives to tight end Rob Gronkowski’s contract.
Both Gronkowski and Allen are clients of agent Drew Rosenhaus. Allen’s reworked contract indicates he’s a lock to make the Patriots’ 53-man roster. He won’t play Thursday night against the New York Giants.
Allen caught just 10 passes for 86 yards with one touchdown last season, his first with the Patriots.
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