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Troy Niklas signs one-year deal with Patriots

by Jody Smith | Wed, Apr 4th 5:42pm EDT

The New England Patriots signed in-line blocking tight end Troy Niklas to a one-year deal Niklas will compete with Dwayne Allen, Will Tye, and Jacob Hollister for playing time behind Rob Gronkowski. (Ian Rapoport via Twitter )

Fantasy Impact:

Niklas has missed 23 games in his four-year career since being selected by the Cardinals with the 52nd pick of the 2014 NFL Draft. His best season was 2017, where he caught just 11 passes for 132 yards. Even if he makes the Patriots roster, Niklas is likely to be used as a blocker and has not flashed any kind of ability as a receiver to warrant fantasy interest.

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