According to ESPN.com's Adam Schefter and Profootballtalk.com, the Patriots are closing in on a deal for free agent TE Daniel Fells. The Patriots have been looking for a blocking tight end and Fells could fill that role.
Fells played in 14 games for the Rams last season, starting four. Although the 272-pounder is mostly known as a blocker, he did catch 21 passes for 273 yards and three touchdowns last season.
The Patriots are also said to be interested in tight end Alge Crumpler.