Strait final Dwayne Allen remained in the Afc East while he signed with the Miami Dolphins on Saturday, the team announced.
Allen tells ESPN Josina Anderson that the deal is two years old and the total contract value is $ 7 million, according to Allen's agent, Drew Rosenhaus.
Allen becomes the most experienced and accomplished tight end in the Dolphins roster. Probably will compete with the choice of the second round of 2018, Mike Gesicki, for the tight end work of Miami.
He joins the Dolphins after being released by the New England Patriots on Monday in a move that has released $ 7.3 million on their salary cap.
The Dolphins saved another $ 6 million in salary cap space by releasing veteran Danny Amendola, who drove Miami with 59 captures for 575 yards last season.
The 29-year-old Allen had reduced his base salary of 2018 to $ 3 million in the offseason of 2018 to stay with the Patriots. He had a planned base salary of $ 6.4 million for the 2019 season.
The patriots acquired Allen before the 2017 season in a trade with Indianapolis Colts. He appeared in 29 games in two seasons with the team, taking 13 passes for 113 yards and a touchdown.
Allen was more involved in the Colts overtaking game, winning 126 passes for 1,451 yards and 19 touchdowns in five seasons after Indianapolis had selected him in the third round (64th overall) of the 2012 draft.
He took free agent visits with three other teams before deciding to join Miami.
Cameron Wolfe and The Associated Press of ESPN contributed to this report.