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James Develin explains what makes playing tight end in the Patriots’ system so difficult

The New England Patriots’ tight end position is in the middle of a major transformation process, with the retirement of future Hall of Famer Rob Gronkowski as the but not the only biggest move made this offseason. Besides Gronkowski’s decision to step away from the game, the Patriots also decided to release Dwayne Allen and trade Jacob Hollister to the Seattle Seahawks. In between, some new faces were added to help pick up the slack.

The Patriots added three tight ends in free agency in Matt LaCosse, Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Benjamin Watson.