FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots announced today that they have released TE Dwayne Allen and WR Darren Andrews.
Allen, 29, is a veteran of seven NFL seasons, including the last two with New England. The 6-foot-3, 266-pounder was acquired by New England in a trade with Indianapolis on March 9, 2017, along with a 2017 sixth-round draft pick, in exchange for a 2017 fourth-round draft selection. He originally entered the NFL as a third-round draft pick (64th overall) by Indianapolis in the 2012 NFL Draft out of Clemson.
Allen has played in 86 games with 71 starts and totaled 139 receptions for 1,564 yards and 20 touchdowns. He has also played in 10 postseason games with four starts with 15 receptions for 141 yards and one touchdown.
In two seasons with New England, Allen played in 29 games with 15 starts and finished with 13 receptions for 113 yards and one touchdown. He played in six postseason games with one start and did not accrue any statistics.
Andrews, 23, signed with New England as a rookie free agent out of UCLA on May 11, 2018. The 5-foot-10, 200-pounder spent his rookie season on the reserve/non-football injury list. Andrews finished his college career with 162 receptions for 1,977 yards and 15 touchdowns, good for fourth place on the school's all-time receptions list. He started all nine games that he played as a senior in 2017 and finished second on the team with 60 receptions for 773 yards and a team-high 10 touchdown receptions.