Former Clemson TE to sign with Dolphins
|Saturday, March 9, 2019, 1:46 PM- -|
Former Clemson tight end Dwayne Allen has reportedly agreed to a two-year deal worth $7 million with the Miami Dolphins on Saturday.
Other interested teams for the veteran tight end included the Bears, Bills, Browns, Seahawks, and Ravens.
Allen was cut by the Patriots on Monday to free up over seven million in cap space.
The 29-year old had a career-low three catches (4 targets) for 27 yards with the Patriots last season. In 2017, he had ten receptions for 86 yards and a touchdown. One of his best seasons as a professional was his rookie season with the Colts where he had 45 catches for 521 yards and three touchdowns.
For his NFL career, the seven-year NFL veteran has 139 receptions for 1,564 yards and 20 touchdowns.
He had 93 receptions for 1,079 yards and 12 touchdowns in 41 games (33 starts) during his collegiate career at Clemson.
Free Agent TE Dwayne Allen just text me, "I'm going to sign with the #Dolphins."— ig: josinaanderson (@JosinaAnderson) March 9, 2019
The #Dolphins and TE Dwayne Allen agreed to terms on a 2-year deal worth $7M, source said. A nice payday for a locker room leader and good guy.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 9, 2019
Dwayne Allen doesn’t had much as a receiver (3 catches for 27 yards in 2018), but he’s one of the NFL’s best blocking TEs. He’ll help Brian Flores establish a new culture in Miami, but Dolphins have to make sure progress doesn’t stop for Mike Gesicki, Nick O’Leary, Durham Smythe.— Cameron Wolfe (@CameronWolfe) March 9, 2019