Daniel Fells TE NYG 2 Months
Giants signed TE Daniel Fells, WR Preston Parker, LB Spencer Adkins, OL Troy Kropog, and K/P Brandon McManus to reserve/future contracts.
Fells spent the 2013 season on the street after he was part of the Patriots' final cuts. He's appeared in 71 career games, making 92 catches for 1,086 yards and eight scores. Parker caught 40 passes and three touchdowns for the 2011 Bucs.
Daniel Fells TE NYG 6 Months
Patriots released TE Daniel Fells.
Fells was going into the second season of a three-year, $5.25 million deal. The move clears $1.25 million in cap space. Reading the tea leaves rarely gets you far with the Patriots, but the move suggests they're optimistic about Rob Gronkowski's health, and that Jake Ballard has earned a roster spot. Four weeks shy of his 30th birthday, Fells has just 23 catches since the end of the 2010 season.
Daniel Fells TE NYG 7 Months
The Boston Globe suggests Patriots TEs Daniel Fells and Jake Ballard are vying for one roster spot.
Zach Sudfeld is locked in, and Rob Gronkowski obviously is too if he avoids PUP to open the season. Michael Hoomanawanui is playing H-back. Fells opened camp receiving lots of first-team reps, but Ballard has one-upped him as an in-line blocker. Fells is owed $1.25 million, while Ballard only costs $480,000.
Daniel Fells TE NYG 7 Months
With Rob Gronkowski (back) on active/PUP, the Boston Globe considers Daniel Fells the Patriots' No. 1 tight end "at this point" in camp.
Jake Ballard and rookie Zach Sudfeld are competing to for the second spot, while Michael Hoomanawanui is "working mostly at H-back." If Gronkowski misses regular season time -- an increasingly likely scenario -- the Pats may open the season without a single fantasy-viable tight end. Ballard's knees are balky. Fells is a journeyman. And Sudfeld is an undrafted rookie.
Daniel Fells TE NYG 8 Months
ESPN Boston gives Patriots TE Daniel Fells a 70 percent chance of keeping his roster spot.
Fells was considered a candidate for release earlier this offseason, but as you may have heard, things have changed for the Patriots at tight end. Fells' $1.25 million salary is working against him, however, while his fate could depend on how Jake Ballard and UDFA Zach Sudfeld look in camp. Either way, Fells won't make a fantasy impact this season.
Daniel Fells TE NYG Jan 22 '13
ESPN Boston suggests TE Daniel Fells is a candidate for release.
Fells is owed $1.25 million in base salary in 2013. We know the strict blocker will be behind Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez, and Michael Hoomanawanui is expected back as a restricted free agent as well. The Patriots also have Jake Ballard, who missed the entire season while recovering from knee surgeries.
Daniel Fells TE NYG Jan 13 '13
Patriots declared TE Daniel Fells, DE Jake Bequette, OL Markus Zusevics, DB Malcolm Williams, WR Kamar Aiken, DB Derrick Martin, and OL Nick McDonald inactive for the Divisional round game versus the Texans.
Fells is no longer needed as a blocking specialist with Rob Gronkowski back to full health. The Patriots removed 15 players from their injury report on Friday, suggesting they are as healthy as they've been all season following the first-round bye.
Daniel Fells TE NYG Nov 23 '12
Daniel Fells played a season-high 55-of-68 snaps versus the Jets in Week 12.
It's a reminder that Vinsanthe Shiancoe (9 snaps) and Michael Hoomanawanui (3 snaps) are never going to be fantasy options in New England. Fells, who finished with one catch for 24 yards, filled the Rob Gronkowski role in the Patriots offense.