New England Patriots Sign 5-Year Veteran Tight End

The New England Patriots have made a recent acquisition by signing tight end Anthony Firkser, as reported by Mike Reiss of

Although the specific details of the contract have not been disclosed, it is speculated to be a one-year deal at the league minimum.

Firkser, who spent the previous season with the Atlanta Falcons, primarily showcased his skills as a blocking tight end, managing nine receptions for 100 yards in 11 games.

Prior to his time with the Falcons, Firkser had a notable stint with the Tennessee Titans from 2020 to 2021. During this period, he proved himself as a reliable rotational player, amassing 73 receptions for 678 yards and three touchdowns.

However, despite his previous success, it is anticipated that Firkser will assume a less prominent role in New England's offensive scheme.

With the Patriots, Firkser will likely serve as a backup option behind the team's primary tight ends, Hunter Henry and Mike Gesicki. While he may not be a focal point of the offense, his experience and versatility provide valuable depth and support to the team.

As Firkser enters his sixth NFL season, his chances of securing a spot on the final roster in New England appear promising, particularly if the team opts to retain three or four tight ends. Photo Credit:  Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports