Patriots expected to add another tight end

March, 19, 2012
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New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick continues to love his tight ends. The reigning AFC champions are expected to sign former Denver Broncos tight end Daniel Fells, adding to an already talented position.

ESPNBoston.com's Mike Reiss reports the contract is expected to be for three years at about $2 million per season. Fells had 19 receptions for 256 yards and three touchdowns in 2011. Denver was primarily a running team with quarterback Tim Tebow, and Fells could add solid blocking.

New England didn't have any depth behind star tight ends Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez. Fells would be the No. 3 tight end, who could fill in if there is an injury. Gronkowski's ankle injury hurt the team's offense in its Super Bowl loss to the New York Giants.

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ESPN Miami Dolphins reporter

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