Report: Dwayne Allen heads to Miami for free agent visit

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Tight end Dwayne Allen wrapped up his visit with the Lions and is on his way to Miami to meet with the Dolphins, Josina Anderson of ESPN reports.

The Patriots released Allen on Saturday, and he already has met with Buffalo and Baltimore as well as Detroit. The Ravens since have signed tight end Nick Boyle to a three-year contract extension.

The Lions have former Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia as their head coach, and the Dolphins have former Patriots defensive play caller Brian Flores as their head coach. Former Patriots assistant Brian Daboll is the Bills’ offensive coordinator.

Allen, 29, was used primarily as a blocker in New England, making 13 receptions for 113 yards and a touchdown the past two years.

The Dolphins are looking for a veteran tight end to pair with second-round rookie Mike Gesicki, who made 22 catches for 202 yards and no touchdowns last season. Miami also has Nick O'Leary and Durham Smythe under contract at the position for this season.

10 responses to “Report: Dwayne Allen heads to Miami for free agent visit

  1. Sounds like he’s looking for more dollars than anyone will offer. Could be good news for the Pats run game if he doesn’t catch on elsewhere, if he’s only getting low money offers he mights as we do so wearing a Pats uni.

  2. Jack’s nephew is a solid TE, dont waste money on another TE. We have Gesicki and O’Leary. More needs at other positions. I think Gase hurt the development of several players including Tannehill. He will be gone also. This team can’t ever get it right. Should of drafted the QB that is in Buffalo now. That guy is going to be a star in this league.

  3. He could teach Mike Gesicki how to lift weights and block somebody…I also like what we have in Nick O’Leary and Durham Smythe.

  4. A solid pro !! Will be good on any team, just a question of money.
    Hope he finds a good fit.

  5. So much for Stephen Ross’ “We won’t become the New England Patriots of the South” and “We want to build through the draft not FA” speech is looking irrelevant now.

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