The New England Patriots officially opened two spots on their roster Monday when they released tight end Dwayne Allen and wide receiver Darren Andrews.
Allen’s release freed up $7.3 million in cap space. The Patriots now have over $24 million to spend this offseason.
Andrews didn’t play in 2018, spending the entire season on non-football injured reserve. The 23-year-old tore his ACL in 2017 at UCLA.
The Patriots have tight ends Rob Gronkowski, Jacob Hollister, Stephen Anderson and Ryan Izzo left on their 90-man roster.
New England has just five wide receivers on its roster: Julian Edelman, Matthew Slater, Braxton Berrios, Damoun Patterson and Cody Hollister. Josh Gordon, Phillip Dorsett, Cordarrelle Patterson and Chris Hogan all are free agents.
The Patriots are expected to heavily address both needs this offseason.
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