Originally posted on Sox and Dawgs  |  Last updated 3/19/12

The New England Patriots started the work week by dipping back into the free agent market, this time for a tight end.  Former Denver Broncos TE Daniel Fells has reportedly agreed to a deal to come to New England.

Fells, who is 28 years old, 6 foot 4, 272 pounds played his college ball at UC-Davis and went undrafted in 2006.  He signed as a rookie free agent with Atlanta in 2006, was on the practice squads of the Oakland Raiders (2007) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2008) before signing on with St. Louis in October of 2008.

After two plus seasons in St. Louis, one which ended with an IR stint, he moved onto Denver in 2011 where he became the Broncos starting tight end.

His signing is expected to open up the field more for Aaron Hernandez and allow him to be used in even more ways than he has been used in the past two seasons.

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