They had to make a move and the New England Patriots did just that. They have signed tight end Dwayne Allen for the offense to replace Martellus Bennett and to also serve as another option to Rob Gronkowski.
Here’s the problem though. Through the first five games this season, Allen hasn’t bagged a single catch. This even with Gronkowski missing the Patriots last game against Tampa Bay shows pretty poor form. Allen, in fairness, has said he’s not doing enough.
Allen told reporters: “I certainly haven’t played up to my potential.”
He has been involved in less than half of the Patriots’ offensive snaps so far this season and has been targeted just six times. Up till now he has been used mostly in a blocking role as opposed to a main receiving option.
Allen said: “It’s kind of hard.” Adding: “The role that I’m in right now, I don’t get as many passing opportunities, but that’s part of the game. You own up to your role, you embrace it, and you continue to get better. It’s all about the team winning at the end of the day.”