The New England Patriots have added yet another tight end to their offense, signing veteran¬†Visanthe Shiancoe to a one-year contract Tuesday afternoon.
Shiancoe joins an already strong tight end position with Rob Gronkowski, Aaron Hernandez, Daniel Fells, Jake Ballard and rookie¬†Tyler Urban.
The contract, first reported by Yahoo! sports writer Jason Cole on Twitter, is reportedly worth 1.2 million according to¬†NFL Network and NFL.com.
The nine-year NFL veteran caught 36 passes for 409 yards with the Minnesota Vikings last season. While his low production was most likely a combination of age and an overall poor Vikings team with an inexperienced quarterback, Shiancoe has proved to be a reliable target during his NFL career.
I expect Shiancoe to compete for playing time behind Gronkowski and Hernandez as he will battle with Daniel Fells for the third tight end position throughout training camp.
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