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Patriots Keep TE Henry In the Fold

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March 8, 2024 at 2:43 pm ET

Patriots Keep TE Henry In the Fold(PHOTO: Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports)

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The Patriots locked up a key free agent on Friday, with Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reporting that the Patriots are finalizing a deal with free agent tight end Hunter Henry.

His deal is a reported three-year deal worth $27 million.

Initial reports on Henry weren’t promising, as the two sides were reportedly “far apart” in negotiations.  However, it looks like they were able to overcome whatever gap existed, which now ensures that Henry will at least be around for the foreseeable future.

Locking him up makes sense, as he’s been among New England’s most productive players on third down in previous seasons.  Losing him would have left a significant gap in that area, which they already encountered last season following the departure of Jakobi Meyers.

They spent most of last year hoping for someone else to emerge in those “gotta have it” moments, and it never happened.  Fortunately, it appears they won’t have to deal with losing one of the few guys they’ve been able to count on.

With Henry sticking around, it allows New England to set their sights on other areas, with tackle and receiver remaining key needs ahead of both free agency and the draft.

(Editor’s Note: The above appeared in a recent daily Patriots notebook column.)

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