Colts send Dwayne Allen to Patriots

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Well, Martellus Bennett apparently won’t be re-signing with the Patriots.

Per a league source, the Colts have traded tight end Dwayne Allen to New England. The move undoubtedly slams the door on a potential return by Bennett to the Patriots, following his lone season with the team.

One year ago, the Colts signed Allen to a four-year deal, $29.4 million deal. The Colts paid out $12 million in 2016. The Patriots will pay him $5 million in 2017.

A third-round pick in 2012, Allen had 35 catches for 406 yards last season. The team recently re-signed Jack Doyle, who becomes the primary tight end.

The trade won’t become official until 4:00 p.m. ET on Thursday. In theory, either side could renege on the deal before then.

55 responses to “Colts send Dwayne Allen to Patriots

  1. The Patriots don’t just play chess while everyone else plays checkers. They play three dimensional chess. Like Spock.

    Better for a Allen. , he wasn’t going to win with the Colts


  2. overthedwaynebowe says:
    Mar 8, 2017 4:40 PM

    Allen > Bennett


    Yeah… when Allen’s healthy, which hasn’t been very often over the last few years.

  3. Don’t let the door hit you in the rear end on the way out Martellus. This is a real endorsement by your former team. Good luck getting that $9 million a year.

  4. Good trade as its a lot cheaper then the 9 mil per year Bennett is looking for. 5 or 6th round pick most likely. Will be a good blocker and can put up good numbers with Brady if he stays healthy.

  5. Allen and a 6 for a 4. Good luck with Allen. He’s a classy kid and a good player at times, though he’s prone injury and bouts of stone hands.

  6. Pats likely to draft a tight end also which could make for a formidable trio of toys for Brady —love the move for the Pats even if it helps the Colts in any small way (looks like Allen would likely have been cut otherwise)

  7. Interesting deal. I was hoping to get the other guy, but Allen is a good TE… when he’s healthy.

    I’m assuming a mid-late round pick, maybe a 4th?

  8. Typical Patriots move. Give up next to nothing for a good player who had a down year and buy low, after the previous team had paid him the biggest chunk of his contract. Low risk, high potential reward.

  9. norrismen17 says:
    Mar 8, 2017 4:39 PM

    What did the Colts get?


    The shaft.

  10. Great move. Everybody trashing Bennett needs to grow up. He did his service and he’s cashing in, can’t blame him. If we didn’t have him when Gronk went down, I’m not sure Pats win the SB.

  11. I love all the Indy fans slamming him . Thinking bb got robbed have they not learned by now everyone excels in bills scheme. Asking as he can stay healthy trust that those stone hands where only that way do to Indy misusing his potential

  12. .
    Allen is an excellent blocker and may find himself with more opportunities in the passing game with Brady at the helm. There should be no drop-off going from Bennett to Allen . This should short circuit the rush of mock drafters who’ve been assigning a TE to the Patriots in the 1st round.

  13. A guy without a ring or even deep playoff success has more drive, usually, than someone who has the ring. Welcome to Foxborough, Dwayne. He’ll fit just fine.

  14. JustBiz Admin says:
    Mar 8, 2017 5:03 PM

    Ha. A 4th for Allen. Go right ahead. Stone hands, always injured and outperformed by an UDFA, please. Good riddance


    Allen AND a 6th rounder for a Pats 4th rounder and his contract has minimal dead money left. Excellent deal for Pats and not too bad for Colts as they had too much money tied up at TE.

  15. It’s like when you’re a kid and you own a Mickey Mantle rookie card and the older, smarter kid on the block knows what it’s worth and trades you two Bob Eucker cards for it.

    Bilichik is the 2nd kid.

  16. I’m a little nervous about this. We now have 2 TE’s that have missed allot of games due to injury. What happens when both of these guys go down? At least Martellus was relatively healthy.

  17. Typical 4 week game log for Allen:

    4 catches, 35 yards, 2 tds

    2 catches, 27 yards


    5 catches, 47 yards, 1td

  18. Was often injured as a Colts, but a classy guy off the field. Had lots of drops last year too…hope he works out better for NE.

  19. schmitty2 says:
    Mar 8, 2017 5:45 PM

    Typical 4 week game log for Allen:

    4 catches, 35 yards, 2 tds

    2 catches, 27 yards


    5 catches, 47 yards, 1td

    Yea, but you have to realize now he will have the GOAT throwing to him, not Andy Luck. 😉

  20. “Everything else is window dressing.”

    Au contraire – one of the keys to the Patriots’ success has been that the bottom half of their roster is better than the bottom half of everyone else’s roster, because they prioritize it. Yeah, you want to re-sign Hightower, Branch and Butler, but the Patriots don’t do “window dressing” – you’ve got a limited game-day roster and the opportunity cost of carrying dead-weight is just too high…

  21. Why does any true Pats fan have to smudge Marty B on his way to a new team? He produced while hurt, was a great team player and was a lot of fun for us fans. Pats put a number on that position as they offered him 7M and he said no. He has earned his right to get what he is worth. BB picked up a player that he has spoken about in the past who is under contract for the next 3 years at 7.1M.

    Best of luck Marty B, thanks for a great year !

  22. I don’t get the marty bashing either.. Go get paid, NFL careers are short. This is such a typical BB move. Bringing in guys with talent and something to prove

  23. Bennett was a solid player for the Pats last season. He did his job, remained quiet and stayed out of trouble. Nothing but respect for Bennet from this Pats’ fan.

  24. Article doesn’t say the Colts traded Allen for Bennet.
    It says the Colts traded Allen TO the Pats and that Bennet probably won’t be re-signing with the Pats.
    Its a good deal for the Pats if he stays healthy.
    Article doesn’t really address how it affected the Colts except that Jack Doyle is now the #1 TE.

  25. I don’t get the marty bashing either..
    Having just read all of the comments, I don’t really see any”Marty bashing” going on, just saying. Perhaps you meant Marty bashing bashing?

  26. I would like to thank Bennet for his all his contributions to this championship season. He and Chris Long have the right to max out their earnings.

    The one bone I have to pick is when he ranted that the fans shouldn’t tell him to take less money. He was dead wrong. Danny Amendola is asked to take less money almost every year and he does it. He also has scored a few TDs and has a pair of rings.

    Marty if it’s about winning then stay put, take less money.

    If it’s about getting top dollar, then I’m sorry that doesn’t fit the Pats program.

    All the best to you.

  27. He’s got a ring, now he wants some big money and there’s no problem with that.

    Mr. Bennett – Thanks for everything and best of luck to you.

  28. “You’re comparing Dwayne Allen to Mickey Mantle??? Man, you’ve been smokin’ with Chandler Jones dude.”

    You’ve obviously missed my point. I’m comparing Bilichik to the smarter guy in the trade that takes advantage of the weaker one.

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