Patriots Reportedly Release Fullback, Sign Tight End Amid OTAs

The New England Patriots won’t stop making changes to their roster. Head coach Bill Belichick is adjusting the winning formula to perfection. Thursday was a big day for the Patriots attention. The team made addition and subtraction to the roster. Who is next on the list? Belichick’s Patriots sign a tight end for the win.

The Patriots released fullback Danny Vitale and signed tight end Troy Fumagalli Jim McBride from The Boston Globe was among the first to confirm the moves.

New England signed Vitale in free agency in 2020. However, the 27-year-old didn’t get a chance to play in a game with the Patriots as he opted out of the 2020 NFL season due to coronavirus concerns. Virale is out of the team now. Jakob Johnson re-signed with the Patriots in March. He is the only fullback on the Patriots’ roster at the moment.

Patriots sign tight end for the win

Fumagalli is a 2018 fifth-round pick for the Denver Broncos. He joins Belichick’s team after spending time with the Broncos and the Houston Texans. He was part of the Texans’ practice unit for a few weeks in 2020. The Wisconsin product had 14 catches for 118 yards with two TDs in 19 career games.

Fumagalli has so much to offer right now and he is just 26. He is joining a talented tight end unit in New England. He will be working with newly-signed Hunter Henry and Jonny Smith. The group also has 2020 third-round picks Devin Asiasi and Dalton Keene, third-year Patriot Matt LaCosse, and versatile Rashond Berry.

Hunter and Smith will see a huge role in 2021. Belichick brought them in New England for a reason. Both players will see great action and hopefully, they will be able to replace Rob Gronkowski. The Patriots’ tight end unit struggled following Gronk’s departure. He plays with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers now. Oh, yes, big Gronk won a Super Bowl with Tom Brady and the Bucs in 2020.

New England looks different this year and the team will try to make the playoffs without any major obstacle on their way.