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Visanthe Shiancoe settles on Patriots

Posted by Shalise Manza Young, Globe Staff  July 24, 2012 06:55 PM

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Veteran tight end Visanthe Shiancoe, who visited the Patriots last week and visited with the Eagles today, has signed a one-year deal with New England, reports Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports.

Shiancoe is a 10-year veteran who had 36 catches for 409 yards and three touchdowns last season with Minnesota. He spent the last five seasons with the Vikings; Shiancoe began his career as a third-round pick of the Giants.

Listed at 6-4, 240 pounds, Shiancoe is the fourth experienced tight end on the Patriots roster, joining Rob Gronkowski, Aaron Hernandez and Aaron Fells. However, Fells is beginning training camp on the active/PUP list, and Hernandez is used more as a receiver than a traditional tight end.

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