After being released by New England Patriots on March 2, Dwayne Allen drew interest from multiple NFL teams.
The veteran tight end made his visits, did his research.
‘There were a lot of really neat situations, a lot of really talented coaching staffs’
In the end, he decided that signing with the Miami Dolphins, joining a coaching staff that included former members of the Patriot organization such as head coach Brian Flores and offensive coordinator Chad O’Shea, made the most sense.
“I just felt like Miami was the best fit for me,” Allen told Bruce Murray and Bruce Gradkowski on the SiriusXM Blitz. “There were a lot of really neat situations, a lot of really talented coaches staffs, but at the end of the day, the familiarity with the coaching staff with some of the coaching staff down here in South Florida and some other factors, this was a better fit for me.”
‘I’m not sure what my role is’
Allen was used more for his blocking skills with the Patriots. As a member of his previous team, the Indianapolis Colts, he was a larger factor as a receiver, catching 35-40 passes per game.
Allen said he isn’t certain what role hill fill with the Dolphins.
‘I’ll do the best of my abilities to accept the challenge and make the most out of the opportunity’
“I’m not sure what my role is,” Allen said. “I signed on to be a part of the Miami Dolphins and so if that includes me taking on a similar role, then it does. If I’m fortunate enough to do a little bit more, then great. I’ll do the best of my abilities to accept the challenge and make the most out of the opportunity.
“As a personal preference, I would like to go out there and execute any role that I’m asked to do. That’s honestly how I feel. I believe that I’m a dynamic player, that I can do a number of things to help the team win. But I rely on the offensive coordinator the same way that the quarterback does, the same way that wide receivers, the offensive linemen, every player on the offensive side of the ball does. And so it’s my job, throughout the spring, throughout the summer, throughout the fall to prove that I can be that dynamic player.”
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