Pats sign TE Troy Niklas to a 1-year deal

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The Patriots have added another body to the tight end position, inking former Arizona Cardinal Troy Niklas to a one-year deal.

Niklas, who was drafted in 2014 by Arizona, was seldom used as a receiver, as he only has 19 catches in his career for 203 yards and one touchdown. He is coming off his best statistical season in which he scored that lone touchdown and racked up 132 yards on 11 catches.

Health has been an issue for Niklas, who has only played in 16 games once in his career. In 2014 he only played in seven games, three games in 2016 and 15 games last season.

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