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Patriots add TE Daniel Fells

Posted by Shalise Manza Young, Globe Staff  March 19, 2012 09:51 AM

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New England has come to an agreement with Denver free agent tight end Daniel Fells, according to a league source.

Fells becomes a needed third tight end for a team that regularly uses two, and has seen both of those players - Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez - suffer injuries over the last two years.

Last year with the Broncos, Fells played in all 16 games with 15 starts, and had 19 catches for 256 yards and three touchdowns. The year before, with the Rams, he recorded 41 catches for 391 yards and two touchdowns.

Fells, listed at 6-4, 252 pounds, was an undrafted rookie out of California-Davis in 2006.

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