The New England
Patriots have changed some things this offseason, and they have already signed a
few new players. The last one comes from the Denver Broncos.
The Patriots inked a deal with former New York Jets defensive lineman Mike Pennel, and agreed to a free-agent contract with Broncos tight end Matt LaCosse.
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ESPN reported that LaCossee agreed to a two-year contract worth $4.8 million,
and that’s actually great for a 2015 undrafted free agent.
with the Broncos last summer as the No.3 tight end behind Jake Butt and Jeff
Heuerman. His presence was felt after Butt suffered a torn ACL. LaCosse became
starter after Heuerman was added to injured reserve. He finished with 24
catches for 250 yards and a touchdown in his 15 appearances and five starts.
unrestricted free agent, and Denver was expected to overhaul the spot via free
agency and the draft. They decided not to place a tender on LaCosse and he
became an unrestricted free agent.
LaCosse is definitely a nice addition to the Patriots’ roster as they have yet to answer some questions about tight end Rob Gronkowski and some of the other guys.
about Gronk for a second. New England has to rely on Jacob Hollister, Stephen
Anderson and Ryan Izzo at the moment. Hollister has shown great potential, but
he wasn’t healthy. Anderson was a practice squad player for most of last
season. Izzo spend his rookie season on injured reserve.
above Hollister and Anderson.
three seasons with the Green Bay Packers and joined the Jets in 2017. He had 16
appearances and seven starts last year, marking 27 tackles.
will have to play without Case Keenum, Bradley Roby, Matt Paradis, Billy Turner
and Max Garcia.