The New England Patriots spent Monday morning filling out their tight end depth before their first padded practice of the offseason.
The Patriots signed Alex Ellis, a league source told NESN.com. New England also signed veteran tight end Paul Butler, a source told NESN.com.
Both Ellis and Butler worked out for the Patriots on Sunday. They join third-year veteran Ryan Izzo, rookies Devin Asiasi, Dalton Keene and Jake Burt and undrafted free agent Jake Burt on the Patriots’ tight end depth chart. New England also has Ohio State tight end Rashod Berry on its roster, but it appears he’s been moved to defense.
Ellis has spent time with the Tennessee Titans, Jacksonville Jaguars, New Orleans Saints, Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles since entering the NFL as an undrafted free agent out of Tennessee in 2016. He has three career receptions for 11 yards.