The New England Patriots have acquired Dwayne Allen and a sixth round pick from the Indianapolis Colts for a fourth round pick.

The trade for Allen signals it is unlikely the Patriots will re-sign Martellus Bennett.

Before a 2014 game between the Patriots and Colts, coach Bill Belichick had high praise for Allen, saying, "I've been really impressed with Allen's blocking. I think he's one of the best blocking tight ends we'll see."

Allen re-signed with the Colts last offseason with a four-year, $29 million contract.