PatsFans.com
PatsFans.com
Mac JonesMac JonesTrey Lance
Search

New England Patriots > Patriots Blog > 2019 Patriots Draft

Patriots Add TE Depth, Sign Veteran Lance Kendricks

Steve Balestrieri
Steve Balestrieri on Twitter
2 years ago at 2:35 pm ET
Posted Under: 2019 Patriots Draft

Patriots Add TE Depth, Sign Veteran Lance Kendricksusa today - USA TODAY Sports

The Patriots’ 2019 training camp practices begin tomorrow, and they continue to tinker with the roster, adding a veteran tight end. First reported by Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network and his sources, the Patriots have signed tight end Lance Kendricks to a one-year deal. This was confirmed by the player’s agent David Canter.

Kendricks, 31, tips the scales at 6’3, 250 pounds, is an eight-year NFL veteran. Kendricks was originally a second-round pick  (47th overall) of the St. Louis Rams in 2011. He played his first six NFL seasons with the Rams. In his rookie season, Kendricks would have played for Offensive Coordinator Josh McDaniels. He also played for current Patriots DLine coach Bret Bielema at Wisconsin.

Kendricks notched a career-high 50 receptions back in 2016. Last season, he played in 16 games with 3 starts for the Green Bay Packers where he caught 19 passes for 170 yards and one touchdown. Kendricks has totaled 241 catches for 2,505 yards and 19 touchdowns over his career

With the retirement of Rob Gronkowski, the trade of Jacob Hollister and the leaving of free agent Dwayne Allen, the Patriots are totally revamping at the TE position. This spring Matt LaCosse was the go-to guy during minicamp. Ben Watson was also brought on board this spring but he’s suspended for the first four games of the season. 

The Patriots plan seems to be throwing different combos at the wall and seeing what sticks. Kendricks is expected to compete for a spot on the Patriots 53-man roster, along with LaCosse, Watson, Stephen Anderson, Ryan Izzo, and Andrew Beck. He is no lock for the roster and will have to produce this summer.

Follow me on Twitter @SteveB7SFG or email me at [email protected]

Listen to our Patriots 4th and 2 podcasts on blog talk radio as Russ Goldman, Derek Havens and myself from PatsFans.com discuss the latest Patriots news and game analysis.


Posted Under: 2019 Patriots Draft
Tags: Andrew Beck Ben Watson Lance Kendrick Matt Lacosse New England Patriots Patriots tight ends Rob Gronkowski Ryan Izzo Stephen Anderson


  • Comments are closed.

  • More News Headlines:

    New England Patriots News August 1, Training Camp Notebook

    New England Patriots News August 1, Training Camp Notebook

    By: Steve Balestrieri
    Newton told the media, “ever since I’ve been here, it’s been a quarterback competition,” he said. “That, in essence, is the Patriot Way,”
    3 days ago
    Best Of Social Media: Sights and Sounds From Day 2 Of Training Camp

    Best Of Social Media: Sights and Sounds From Day 2 Of Training Camp

    By: Robert Alvarez
    The best social media soundbites and photos from the second Patriots training camp practice session.
    5 days ago
    Patriots Stidham Reportedly Sidelined By Shoulder Ailment

    Patriots Stidham Reportedly Sidelined By Shoulder Ailment

    By: Ian Logue
    When Patriots quarterback Jarrett Stidham's name popped up on the PUP list to start training camp, it certainly caught everyone's attention given the club's QB…
    5 days ago
    Best Of Social Media: Sights and Sounds From Day 1 Of Training Camp

    Best Of Social Media: Sights and Sounds From Day 1 Of Training Camp

    By: Robert Alvarez
    Check out all the best social media sights and sounds from the first day of Patriots Training Camp.
    6 days ago
    MORSE: What to Watch For at Patriots Training Camp

    MORSE: What to Watch For at Patriots Training Camp

    By: Mark Morse
    These are the primary items that I will be watching for at the Training camp.  Most of these are pretty obvious but some are in-depth…
    6 days ago
    Search For Links: - CLOSE
    For searches with multiple players
    add commas (Ex: "Bill Belichick, Devin McCourty")