FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Patriots announced that they acquired TE Dwayne Allen in a trade with the Indianapolis Colts in exchange for an undisclosed draft selection.
Allen, 27, originally entered the NFL as a third-round draft pick (64th overall) out of Clemson by Indianapolis in the 2012 NFL Draft. The 6-foot-3, 265-pounder, has appeared in 57 regular-season games with 56 starts and registered 126 receptions for 1,451 yards and 19 touchdowns. In two playoff seasons with the Colts, he has played in four postseason contests and caught 15 passes for 141 yards and one touchdown. As a rookie in 2012, Allen led all rookie tight ends in receptions (45) and receiving yards (521).
In 2016, Allen started in all 14 games that he played and posted 35 receptions for 406 yards and six touchdowns.