Buffalo Bills: Learning more about tight end Dwayne Allen

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The Buffalo Bills are reportedly meeting with Dwayne Allen today. The veteran tight end would be a nice addition to the roster in 2019.

The Buffalo Bills have to target the tight end position this offseason.

There are plenty of options available in a deep draft class, but free agency has some interesting names as well.

Jesse James is a name connected to the Bills, but another veteran tight end is reportedly interested in checking out life in Buffalo.

Dwayne Allen spent the 2018 season with the New England Patriots and only had three receptions on four targets. That was his second year in New England after spending five seasons with the Indianapolis Colts, where he had 126 receptions over five years.

It seems that if Allen were to be brought in, he would be one of several new tight ends to join the team. His reception numbers are alarming, but he also played alongside Rob Gronkowski. At the same time, his blocking abilities could be an amazing addition if the Bills also added some pass-catching tight ends.

Allen made just under $4 million last season and that figure is something that would be no problem for the Bills. He will enter the season as a 29-year-old and based on his reception numbers, I don’t imagine he will command more than $4-5 million annually at this point.

James stands out as the main free agent tight end to target, while the Iowa duo of Noah Fant and T.J. Hockenson appear to be two top targets via the NFL Draft.

At the time of writing, there is another update about a player visiting the Bills.

So there you go, the Bills are busy before free agency opens next week.

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I expect a lot of activity and it is good to see the team active at this point in time.