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Top Dalton Keene News

  • Patriots' Dalton Keene: Out for season

    Keene (knee) recently underwent season-ending surgery to address a meniscus injury, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    The Patriots placed Keene on the preseason PUP list with an undisclosed injury before training camp kicked off, and the aforementioned procedure will send him to injured reserve for the entirety of the 2021 campaign. According to Rapoport, Keene had a similar surgery during his time at Virginia Tech, and he also spent time on IR last season with a knee issue. In any case, the 2020 third-rounder won't be a part of the Patriots offense this fall, leaving tight end to be covered by newcomers Jonnu Smith and Hunter Henry (as expected) and fellow second-year player Devin Asiasi.

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  • Patriots' Dalton Keene: Done for season with knee injury

    The Patriots placed Keene on injured reserve Saturday after he recently underwent surgery to address meniscus damage to his knee, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network repots.

    Keene opened camp on the PUP list with the knee issue, and after he apparently didn't progress as the Patriots had hoped, he was sent in for the season-ending procedure. Despite facing a lack of established competition for reps as a rookie last season, the 2020 third-round pick was a major disappointment, compiling just three receptions for 16 yards across six games. With the offseason additions of Hunter Henry and Jonnu Smith, Keene wasn't expected to have a major role on offense in 2021, even before he underwent the procedure. He'll likely have to fight for a roster spot if he returns healthy for the 2022 season.

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  • Patriots' Dalton Keene: Shifts to PUP list

    The Patriots placed Keene (undisclosed) on the PUP list Thursday, Zack Cox of reports.

    Keene can be activated from the PUP list at any time during training camp, but given that he's coming off an unimpressive three-catch rookie season, it will be somewhat concerning if he has to miss a significant number of practices. With Hunter Henry and Jonnu Smith having joined New England's tight end corps in free agency, it will be pivotal for Keene to make the most of every opportunity he's given through training camp and the Patriots' preseason slate.

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  • Patriots' Dalton Keene: Three catches as rookie

    Keene finished the 2020 season with three catches on five targets for 16 yards in six games.

    Meanwhile, fellow rookie Devin Asiasi logged two catches on seven targets for 39 yards yards and a TD in nine contests. Tight end was a big need for the Patriots heading into the 2020 NFL Draft, and when the team took Asiasi and Keene with third-round picks, it was hoped that the duo could make an immediate splash in the offense. Neither player did, however, and the duo's fantasy upside in 2021 is tied to what offseason personnel changes are made, in particular at TE and QB.

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  • Patriots' Dalton Keene: Limited snaps Monday

    Keene logged just three snaps on offense in Monday night's 38-9 loss to the Bills.

    In five games this season, Keene has caught just two passes for 10 yards. Meanwhile, fellow rookie third-round tight end Devin Asiasi is still looking for his first NFL catch. Both players will need to have strong showings in training camp next year in order to gain any attention in 2021 re-draft leagues.

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  • Patriots' Dalton Keene: Catches one pass Sunday

    Keene caught one of his two targets for two yards in Sunday's 22-12 loss to the Dolphins.

    Keene was on the field for 29 of the Patriots' 55 snaps on offense Sunday, while fellow rookie tight end Devin Asiasi was out there for 27 snaps en route to logging one target. Neither player has made a fantasy impact thus far, though it's possible that Keene may be a bit more involved over New England's last two games, with the team out of playoff contention and perhaps inclined to get more of a look at some of its younger players during that span.

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  • Patriots' Dalton Keene: In lineup for Week 13

    Keene is active for the Patriots' Week 13 matchup against the Chargers, Andrew Callahan of the Boston Herald reports.

    Heading into a matchup against the Charger's 10th-ranked pass defense, the third-round rookie has one catch for eight yards on the season, with Week 7 marking his lone game appearance. Keene resided on IR from Nov. 10 to Dec. 5 because of a knee injury, but now he'll work in tandem with Ryan Izzo as the only active tight ends for New England.

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  • Patriots' Dalton Keene: Moves off IR

    Keene (knee) was activated off injured reserve Saturday, Mike Reiss of reports.

    The 2020 third-round pick will make his return to the field after missing the last five games with a knee injury. Keene has played just 24 offensive snaps in his young career to date, but it's possible the rookie tight end might be pressed into action if Ryan Izzo (hamstring/hand) is unable to play Sunday.

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  • Patriots' Dalton Keene: Designated for return

    Keene (knee) returned to practice Wednesday, opening the three-week window for the tight end to be activated from IR, Mike Reiss of ESPN NFL Nation reports.

    Keene can be removed from IR whenever the team deems him ready, but he'll need to show that he's good to go in practice first. Given New England's lack of tight end usage in the passing game this season, Keene's unlikely to make much of an impact even once deemed healthy.

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  • Patriots' Dalton Keene: Heads to IR

    The Patriots will move Keene (knee) to injured reserve Tuesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

    Keene will be sidelined for at least the Patriots' next three games as a result of his move to IR. The rookie third-round pick hadn't seen a major role behind starter Ryan Izzo through the first half of New England's schedule, but his absence weakens the Patriots' depth at the position nonetheless. The Patriots added reinforcement at tight end earlier this week, when the team claimed Jordan Thomas off waivers from Houston.

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  • Patriots' Dalton Keene: Out for MNF

    Keene (knee) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Jets.

    Keene didn't travel with the team for Monday's matchup, leaving just Ryan Izzo (hamstring), who is listed as questionable, as the only remaining tight end on New England's roster. Perhaps Rashod Berry, who is on the practice squad, will be elevated. Otherwise, Izzo will handle a hefty workload if he's able to suit up.

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  • Patriots' Dalton Keene: Listed as questionable for Week 9

    Keene (knee) did not travel with the team to New York, but he remains questionable for a Monday night matchup against the Jets.

    With an extra day to work with, there seemingly is a chance Keene may be able to take private transport and still suit up for kickoff. Keene made his NFL debut Week 7 against the 49ers, catching his lone target for an eight-yard gain. Last Sunday against Buffalo he was ruled out with the same knee issue, and he's seemingly in danger of missing his second straight.

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  • Patriots' Dalton Keene: Handed questionable tag

    Keene (knee) is questionable for Monday's game versus the Jets, Zack Cox of reports.

    Keene strung together three limited practices this week, offering a good chance for the rookie third-rounder to return to action for Monday's divisional tilt. It's noteworthy that he practiced with a knee brace, and he could utilize similar support. Top tight end Ryan Izzo (hamstring) is also considered questionable.

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  • Patriots' Dalton Keene: Another limited session

    Keene (knee) was a limited participant in Friday's practice, Zack Cox of reports.

    Keene was spotted with a large brace on his left knee during Friday's practice. He's trending in the right direction after sitting out last week against the Bills, but there's a good chance that he's handed at least a questionable tag following Saturday's practice. The rookie third-rounder has played just one game this season, and Ryan Izzo (hamstring) is the only other tight end on the active roster.

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  • Patriots' Dalton Keene: Still managing injury

    Keene (knee) was a limited participant during Thursday's practice, Zack Cox of reports.

    Keene sat out last week's loss to the Bills with the knee issue, and he appears to still be battling the knee issue. The Patriots' tight end depth chart is currently pretty banged up, with Keene and Ryan Izzo (hamstring) battling injuries, along with Devin Asiasi (undisclosed) hitting injured reserve Tuesday.

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  • Patriots' Dalton Keene: Inactive against Bills

    Keene (knee) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Bills.

    With Devin Asiasi (personal) also unavailable Sunday, the Patriots' Week 8 tight end duties will be handled by Ryan Izzo.

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  • Patriots' Dalton Keene: Questionable for Week 8

    Keene (knee) is questionable for Sunday's contest in Buffalo.

    Keene was added to Friday's practice report with a knee issue, a hint that his injury may have been sustained during weekly practices. The rookie third-round pick played 24 of 52 offensive snaps during his pro debut Week 7, in which he caught his only target for eight yards. Keene isn't yet on the radar for fantasy production, but New England's offense is in dire need of a boost, so it'll be worth monitoring what the young tight end does with his opportunities if he's able to play against Buffalo.

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  • Patriots' Dalton Keene: Catches one pass in pro debut

    Keene brought in his only target for eight yards in Sunday's 33-6 loss to the 49ers.

    In his NFL debut, Keene logged 24 (of a possible 52) snaps on offense, which was actually one more than starter Ryan Izzo. Keene could make a fantasy impact down the road, but so far this season New England's tight ends have been afterthoughts in the team's passing attack.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 251 lbs
Birthplace: St. Louis, MO
Age: 22
School: Virginia Tech
Experience: 2