Patriots agree to terms with Dalton Keene, leaving only one pick unsigned

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The Patriots drafted 10 players. They have agreed to terms with nine.

The latest is third-round choice Dalton Keene, a tight end from Virginia Tech. Keene reached agreement on his contract Monday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Second-round safety Kyle Dugger is the only Patriots’ draft choice yet unsigned.

Keene, who started 38 consecutive games for the Hokies, projects as a versatile H-back.

In three college seasons, he made 59 catches for 748 yards and eight touchdowns.

That includes 21 receptions for 240 yards and five touchdowns in 13 games in 2019.

5 responses to “Patriots agree to terms with Dalton Keene, leaving only one pick unsigned

  1. Sweet…. getting these guys wrapped up quickly so they can stay focused on learning the playbook & what not…..
    The Pats wont be able to sign Dugger until they create some MUCH NEEDED cap space….. they, at this time, do not have enough cap space to sign him even if the terms of the contract are good for all parties involved….. be nice if they could get Thuney locked up for 4-5 more years, that would be great news while also getting that cap hit back to a manageable area……OR, someone else renegotiates to create the space as the Pats look for a trade partner for Thuney…..

  2. If the Pats are happy & ready to use Harris in the RB rotation, they could generate 2.9 million in cap space by flat out releasing him & that would also open up a roster spot on the 53 man roster…. i mean I like Rex, hes a great player when healthy, but is NEEDED???
    Maybe even attempt to trade him to Tampa or any team for that matter for a 6th rounder….by doing this they could have enough to sign Dugger

  3. By releasing him up above, I am talking about Rex Burkhead , NOT Harris…. sorry for not proof reading before I posted

  4. If the Pats are happy & ready to use Harris in the RB rotation, they could generate 2.9 million in cap space by flat out releasing him & that would also open up a roster spot on the 53 man roster…. i mean I like Rex, hes a great player when healthy, but is NEEDED???
    Maybe even attempt to trade him to Tampa or any team for that matter for a 6th rounder….by doing this they could have enough to sign Dugger

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    Also,

    Hightower is almost 10 million in cap savings if you cut him, with 2.5 million dead cap space. Hes in the last year of his contract, currently counting 12.5 against it.
    Sanu is 6 million in cap savings, no dead money at all. Last year of his deal too.

    If Hightower is in the plan for 2 -3 years, maybe extend him out

    Sanu could be an outright cut. He underperformed last year

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