Patriots signed TE Visanthe Shiancoe to a one-year, $1.2 million contract.
Profootballtalk reports Shiancoe will receive $400,000 guaranteed and can make another $800,000 in incentives, typical of a veteran signing just prior to training camp. The addition of Shiancoe suggests the Patriots aren't counting on Daniel Fells (leg) to contribute any time soon. The Eagles, lacking veteran depth at the position, had also offered Shiancoe a contract. Don't look for fantasy value behind Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez in New England.
If this is just an insurance policy for them in the event Gronk's ankle doesnt hold up then fine but Shiancoe is a good TE and see him taking some receptions from the other guys.. Is there something we dont know about Gronk's rehab?