The New England Patriots reportedly added a pair of pass-catchers on Monday, agreeing to deals with former Tennessee Titans tight end Jonnu Smith and former Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Nelson Agholor.
Smith agreed to a four-year, $50 million contract that includes $31.25 million fully guaranteed, his agent Drew Rosenhaus told ESPN.
Agholor landed a two-year, $26 million deal, according to ESPN.
Smith, 25, flourished last season with the Titans, recording career highs in receptions (41), receiving yards (448) and touchdown catches (eight). His touchdown reception total ranked fourth in the NFL among tight ends.
Smith has 114 receptions for 1,302 yards with 16 touchdowns in 60 career games with the Titans, who selected him in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft.
The Patriots squeezed very little out of their tight ends in the passing game last season. Ryan Izzo recorded 13 receptions for 199 yards, Devin Asiasi had two catches for 39 yards and a touchdown and Dalton Keene added three grabs for 16 yards.
Agholor, 27, logged 48 catches for 896 yards and eight touchdowns in his lone season with the Raiders, playing all 16 games and making 13 starts. He spent the previous five seasons with the Eagles and was part of Philadelphia’s Super Bowl-winning squad in 2017-18.
In 87 career games (75 starts), Agholor has 272 catches for 3,411 yards and 26 touchdowns.
The Patriots also added to their defense on Monday, reaching agreements on four-year deals with former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Matthew Judon and Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Jalen Mills.
–Field Level Media