What appeared to trigger the tweet?
Allen had re-signed with the Colts for four years worth $29.4 million with $16 million guaranteed last season. The Patriots may look to pair Allen with Gronkowski on the field.
The Patriots acquired tight end Dwayne Allen from the Colts on Wednesday.
The Patriots owe Dwayne Allen $5 million in cash in 2017, $5M in 2018 and $7.4M in 2019.
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So, what does this mean for the Patriots? The Patriots likely had no interested in keep Bennett around if they need to pay him in the range of Gronk, who is by far the best tight end in the National Football League when healthy. In 2014, Allen tied for the team lead with eight touchdown catches. According to former Patriots executive Michael Lombardi, the team has always been high on Allen. The Patriots also could bring back free agent Michael Williams. The top tight ends in the NFL Draft - notably O.J. Howard, David Njoku and Evan Engram - could be gone by the time the Patriots are picking 32nd overall. The Patriots, however, were light on tight ends, as they had only Matt Lengel and Gronkowski on the roster. The Patriots love tight ends who can score, so it won't be a surprise at all if Allen fits right in with New England's offense. "I think he's one of the best blocking tight ends that we'll see".
Allen is coming off a season in which he recorded 35 receptions for 406 yards and six touchdowns. In his five-year career, all with Indianapolis, he's caught 126 passes for 1,451 yards and 19 touchdowns.
Allen doesn't have the receiving pedigree of Bennett.