Dwayne Allen has found a new team, and he didn’t even need to leave the division.
The tight end, who was cut by the New England Patriots as a cap casualty, will join the Miami Dolphins on a two-year, $7 million deal, according to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport.
When Allen came to the Patriots prior to the 2017 campaign, he had been used often as a receiver by the Indianapolis Colts. During his time in New England, however, Allen was utilized almost exclusively as a blocker. He thrived in that role, largely excusing the fact that he caught just 13 passes for 113 yards and one touchdown over 29 regular-season games with the Patriots.
By signing with the Dolphins, the 29-year-old will be reunited with ex-Pats defensive play-caller Brian Flores, who was named Miami’s newest head coach earlier this offseason, as well as a handful of other former Patriots coaches who followed Flores to South Beach.