The team worked out the six-year tight end two weeks ago. He comes to the Patriots after spending his entire career with the Tennessee Titans. He has 251 career receptions and 2,383 yards receiving as well as 12 career touchdowns.
The Patriots also cut DL Markell Carter, TE Nick Mellilo and OL Jon Opperud.
The team now has six tight ends on the roster, including Rob Gronkowski, Aaron Hernandez, Brad Herman, Daniel Fells and Alex Silvestro, who doubles as a defensive lineman.
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