Published: Tue, March 12, 2019
Sports | By Juana Wells

Former Clemson TE to sign with Dolphins

Former Clemson TE to sign with Dolphins

The contract agreement with veteran Dwayne Allen on Friday raises questions about the Dolphins' expectations for both second-year players.

Allen, 29, had just three catches for 27 yards in 13 games for New England last season, including eight starts, but is a skilled blocker.

Now, Allen will play alongside fellow tight end Nick O'Leary, who the Dolphins signed to an extension in December.

Former Patriots tight end Dwayne Allen has agreed to sign a two-year, $7 million contract with the Miami Dolphins, according to ESPN and other sources. Allen was traded to the Patriots in 2017 for a fourth-round pick.

The signing reunites Allen with new Dolphins head coach Brian Flores, who was a longtime assistant coach with the Patriots under Bill Belichick. And a Super Bowl from past year. He was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in round three.

In five seasons with the Colts, Allen totaled 126 receptions, 1,451 yards, and 19 touchdowns. Amendola played in Miami for season but he couldn't play and bring out his best with Ryan Tannehill or Brock Osweiler. His ability to run block makes him a valuable piece in any offense.

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