The New England Patriots have reached an agreement with former Denver Broncos tight end Daniel Fells, according the Boston Herald.
The financial details of the agreement have yet to be released, but the deal for Fells is believed to have a duration of three years. The 28-year-old will enter his sixth season as a professional with the Patriots.
Fells will join a dynamic group of tight ends in New England that feature Pro Bowler Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez. While the two incumbent tight ends produced at times unprecedented receiving numbers for the Patriots in 2011, Fells will reportedly be used mostly as a blocking option. In 2011 for the Broncos, Fells hauled in 19 receptions for 256 yards. One year prior, he had 41 receptions for 391 yards and two touchdowns for the St. Louis Rams.