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2012 NFL Free Agency: Daniel Fells Signs With Patriots

According to Ian Rapoport of the Boston Herald, the New England Patriots have signed ex-Denver Broncos tight end Daniel Fells to a three-year deal that will help bolster their tight end depth. Fells started 15 games for the Broncos last season, but had minimal impact in the passing game, catching only 19 passes for 256 yards. He'll join two of the best tight ends in the NFL in Boston, where he's likely to primarily be used as a blocker.

The move leaves the Broncos more or less barren at tight end, with rookie projects Virgil Green and Julius Thomas on the roster along with the talented but perennially injured Cornelius Ingram. The Broncos may decide to bring in a cheap veteran like Dallas Clark or Visanthe Shiancoe, but tight end may be a spot where the team looks to draft and develop a player this year.

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