Before joining the Patriots, Allen had a few solid years with the Indianapolis Colts. He has played a little bit of full-back as well so there is a dynamic that could be added to the Dolphins offense.
Allen has 139 receptions for 1564 yards and 20 touchdown receptions in seven National Football League seasons.
The Miami Dolphins have made a decision to address their tight end position early on this offseason.
Allen is a very good locker room teammate with high character and will help the younger guys on the team, something that is going to be needed with the amount of youth that could be seen in this years turnover.
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Allen is coming off a two-year stint with the New England Patriots where he served primarily as a blocker.
Amendola caught for 575 yards and a touchdown in 59 receptions with the Dolphins.
Bill Belichick has a lot of works to do in the offseason as the roster changes was imminent just after the Super Bowl. The contract agreement with veteran Dwayne Allen on Friday raises questions about the Dolphins' expectations for both second-year players.
Allen was part of the Super Bowl 53 plays that scored the lone touchdown even though Tom Brady never passed the ball to him.