According to Rotoworld.com, ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported on NFL Insiders that the Patriots are “putting out feelers” for available tight ends.
Jacob Tamme, Clay Harbor, and Tony Moeaki are just a few names that could be available. Whether the Patriots’ interest in tight ends has anything to do with their expectations on Rob Gronkowski’s (back surgery) recovery is impossible to say. It’s also possible they’re not pleased with Daniel Fells and Jake Ballard behind Zach Sudfeld. The Boston Herald reported Monday that Gronk remains “right on schedule” for a return in mid-September.
It does seem like the only tight end that’s stepped up so far is Sudfeld and that’s not going to cut it.