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Patriots reportedly trading for Colts tight end Dwayne Allen

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - SEPTEMBER 11: Dwayne Allen #83 of the Indianapolis Colts celebrates after scoring a touchdown in the third quarter against the Detroit Lions at Lucas Oil Stadium on September 11, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - SEPTEMBER 11: Dwayne Allen #83 of the Indianapolis Colts celebrates after scoring a touchdown in the third quarter against the Detroit Lions at Lucas Oil Stadium on September 11, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

The New England Patriots apparently are looking for some insurance at tight end, acquiring tight end Dwayne Allen from the Colts, according to multiple reports.

Good deal for Pats -- he has three years and $17.4 million left on his deal. https://t.co/Um9ZYAQ9AB

— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) March 8, 2017

Source: The #Patriots are trading for #Colts TE Dwayne Allen. Wow.

— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 8, 2017

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The move likely signals the end of Martellus Bennett's tenure with the Patriots after one year. Bennett, who is a free agent, played a big role for the Patriots after Rob Gronkowski suffered a season-ending back injury.

Allen has spent the first five years of his career with the Colts and had 52 catches for 406 yards and six touchdowns last year. The move comes one day after Indianapolis agreed to terms with tight end Jack Doyle.