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Dalton Keene: Resurfaces on practice squad
The Texans signed Keene to the practice squad Wednesday.
Houston cut Keene on Tuesday, but he now gets a chance to continue his development with the team as a practice-squad member. The 2020 third-round pick hasn't played a game since logging six appearances in his rookie season.... See More ... See Less
Dalton Keene: Cut by Houston
The Texans waived Keene on Tuesday.
Keene was a third-round pick by the Patriots in 2020 but has been unable to find much of a footing in the NFL. It's possible he joins another practice squad in 2023.... See More ... See Less
Texans' Dalton Keene: Signs with Houston
Keene signed with the Texans on Monday, Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston reports.
A third-round pick of the Patriots in the 2020 Draft, Keene never panned out in New England, catching three passes for 16 yards on five targets across six games as a rookie. He hasn't appeared in a regular-season contest since, bouncing around practice squads. Keene faces an uphill battle to make the Texans.... See More ... See Less
Dalton Keene: Cut before camp
Keene was waived by the Eagles on Wednesday.
Philadelphia let the tight end go six months after signing him to a reserve/future contract. Keene spent time on the practice squad with the Eagles and Broncos during the 2022 season. The 2020 third-round selection of New England is now a free agent as training camps get underway.... See More ... See Less
Eagles' Dalton Keene: Inks deal with Philadelphia
The Eagles signed Keene to a reserve/future contract Friday.
Keene ended the regular season on Denver's practice squad, where he spent most of the 2022 campaign, but the Broncos opted not to sign him to a futures deal, making the tight end a free agent. The Virginia Tech product was drafted by the Patriots in the third round of the 2020 NFL Draft, and he caught three of five targets for 16 yards across six appearances as a rookie but hasn't appeared in a game since.... See More ... See Less
Dalton Keene: Returns to Denver
Keene signed with the Broncos' practice squad Tuesday, Aric DiLalla of the team's official site reports.
Keene previously spent time on Denver's practice squad this season, although it was only for three days. He'll now work to have a more productive second opportunity with the team.... See More ... See Less
Dalton Keene: Let go from practice squad
The Broncos cut Keene from their practice squad Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of ProFootballNetwork.com reports.
Keene's stint with Denver's practice squad lasted all but three days, as he was signed Saturday and let go Tuesday. The 251-pounder has six games under his belt with the Patriots in 2020, where he caught three passes for 16 yards in that span. Keene will now look elsewhere to rejuvenate his NFL career.... See More ... See Less
Dalton Keene: Joins Denver's practice squad
Denver signed Keene to its practice squad Saturday, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.
Keene started the season on the Eagles' practice squad after being a casualty of the Patriots' final roster cuts, but he was recently let go by Philadelphia and will get a new opportunity in Denver. The 2020 third-round pick caught three of five targets for 16 yards across six appearances during his rookie season, but he hasn't appeared in an NFL game since.... See More ... See Less
Dalton Keene: Loses spot
Keene was cut from the Eagles' practice squad Tuesday.
Keene joined the Eagles' practice squad after being a casualty of the Patriots' final roster cuts. The often-injured tight end has only played in six contests since getting selected in the third-round of the 2020 Draft. He'll work to find an opportunity with another team.... See More ... See Less
Dalton Keene: Joins Philly's practice squad
The Eagles signed Keene to their practice squad Wednesday.
Keene was drafted by the Patriots in the third-round of the 2020 Draft, but he often battled injuries and only recorded three catches across six regular-season appearances. He was waived by New England ahead of the 53-man roster deadline and will look to carve out a role on Philadelphia's practice squad.... See More ... See Less
Dalton Keene: Waived by Patriots
The Patriots have waived Keene, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
As Mike Reiss of ESPN.com notes, the 2020 third-rounder often battled injuries during his time with the Patriots. Now it looks like the Virginia Tech product -- who has three regular season catches in six game to his credit -- will look for a fresh start with a new team.... See More ... See Less
Patriots' Dalton Keene: Back to full participation
Keene practiced primarily with the scout-team offense during New England's 11-on-11 team periods Thursday, Andrew Callahan of The Boston Herald reports.
Keene's participation in padded team drills Thursday seems to suggest he's fully recovered from an undisclosed injury, which kept him limited during voluntary OTAs and mandatory minicamp earlier this offseason. The tight end also worked with the team's kick coverage unit, which could prove valuable in ensuring his spot on the team's final roster heading into the regular season. Keene will compete with fellow 2020 third-round pick Devin Asiasi for the Patriots' No. 3 tight-end spot.... See More ... See Less
Patriots' Dalton Keene: Remains limited with knee
Keene (knee) is still limited at mandatory minicamp, Zack Cox of NESN.com reports.
Keene remains limited at practice while recovering from the meniscus surgery he had last August. His next major benchmark date will come late next month at training camp, when he'll presumably be ready to ramp up his activity. The tight enters the 2022 campaign as a depth piece behind Hunter Henry and Jonnu Smith.... See More ... See Less
Patriots' Dalton Keene: Still limited by knee
Keene was only able to practice in a limited capacity during New England's OTAs last week, Zack Cox of NESN.com reports.
It was presumed that Keene had recovered from the surgery he underwent last August for a meniscus injury that held him out for all of 2021, but evidently that's not the case. It's a concerning sign for Keene, who will need to compete for reps behind Hunter Henry and Jonnu Smith. He'll need to participate in some capacity in training camp to be a lock to make the Patriots' 2022 roster.... See More ... See Less
Patriots' Dalton Keene: Still in backup TE mix
Following the 2022 NFL Draft, Keene (knee) and Devin Asiasi remain in the Patriots' backup tight end mix, Matthew Fairburn of The Athletic reports.
While neither of the two 2020 third-rounders are threats to supplant the team's top two tight ends, Hunter Henry and Jonnu Smith, the Patriots would no doubt like to see added contributions from Keene and/or Asiasi. Since being taken 101st overall out of Virginia Tech, Keene has recorded just three catches for 16 yards in six regular-season NFL games. The 23-year-old spent last season on IR, but he's presumably past the knee injury that landed him there and will look to reclaim his roster spot ahead of the 2022 campaign.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-4, 251 lbs|
|Birthplace: St. Louis, MO|
|School: Virginia Tech|