Tight end is not a position of need in New England, but when the Patriots identify a player they like, they’ll go get him. And that’s what they’ve just done with tight end Daniel Fells.
Fells has reached an agreement on a three-year deal with the Patriots, the Boston Herald reports. He’ll join Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez on a very deep depth chart at tight end.
With Fells in the fold as the primary blocking tight end, it makes it even more clear that while Gronkowski and Hernandez are listed at tight end, they’re receivers first and foremost in the Patriots’ offense.
The 28-year-old Fells started 15 games for the Broncos last year and was mostly a blocker, catching 19 passes for 256 yards. His most productive receiving season came in 2010 with the Rams, when he caught 41 passes for 391 yards.