Patriots tight end Dwayne Allen suffered a knee injury in Sunday’s loss to the Titans, Mike Giardi of NFL.com (on Twitter) hears. Fortunately, Allen does not need surgery, but he is expected to miss a few weeks.
The Patriots have their bye this week, so Allen has a bit of extra time to rest up. They also expect to have Rob Gronkowski in the lineup for their Nov. 25 game against the Jets, so they don’t necessarily have to make a move.
Still, even with Gronk, the Pats could arguably use a blocking tight end in the mix. Backup Jacob Hollister suited up on Sunday after healing up from a hamstring injury, but he lost weight during his recovery and no longer profiles as a prototypical blocker, as Doug Kyed of NESN tweets.
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