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The Best New England Patriots Tight Ends Of All Time

Updated February 14, 2020 3.8k votes 555 voters 12.7k views40 items

List RulesVote up the players who had the most success playing tight end for the Patriots.

The New England Patriots have had some great tight ends throughout the franchise history. This list of Patriots tight ends features former greats, current impact players, and even future stars. As the tight end position increasingly becomes more of a focal point in the offensive schemes of today, one can only imagine what this list could look like in years down the road. No matter what happens with the evolution of this position, these Patriots tight ends have left a legacy for this that can’t be taken away. 

Great New England Patriots players such as Rob Gronkowski, Ben Coates, and Russ Francis, among the best NFL players of all time, have gone down as some of the best tight ends in New England franchise history.

So who’s the greatest tight end in New England Patriots history? Which of these tight ends has left a lasting legacy in New England? Vote below for who you think is the best New England Patriots tight end of all time, then head over and check out the top players in Patriots history.

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  • 26

    Patriots career: 2007

    Patriots stats: 14 games played, 9 receptions, 70 yards, 2 TDs

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    Greg Baty

    Patriots career: 1986-1987

    Patriots stats: 21 games played, 52 receptions, 469 yards, 4 TDs

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    Jacob Hollister

    Patriots career: 2017-2018

    Patriots stats: 23 games played, 8 receptions, 94 yards, 0 TDs

  • 29
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    Lovett Purnell

    Patriots career: 1996-1998

    Patriots stats: 34 games played, 17 receptions, 149 yards, 5 TDs

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    John Burke

    Patriots career: 1994-1996

    Patriots stats: 43 games played, 25 receptions, 241 yards, 0 TDs

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    Al Chandler

    Patriots career: 1976-1979

    Patriots stats: 39 games played, 13 receptions, 119 yards, 3 TDs

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    Willie Scott

    Patriots career: 1986-1988

    Patriots stats: 26 games played, 14 receptions, 84 yards, 4 TDs

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    Roland Moss

    Patriots career: 1971

    Patriots stats: 14 games played, 9 receptions, 124 yards, 1 TD

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    Barry Brown

    Patriots career: 1969-1970

    Patriots stats: 21 games played, 21 receptions, 214 yards, 0 TDs

  • 35
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    Bob Adams

    Patriots career: 1973-1974

    Patriots stats: 25 games played, 31 receptions, 441 yards, 0 TDs

  • 36

    Patriots career: 2002

    Patriots stats: 12 games played, 16 receptions, 112 yards, 1 TD

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    Eric Bjornson

    Patriots career: 2000

    Patriots stats: 8 games played, 20 receptions, 152 yards, 2 TDs

  • 38

    Patriots career: 2009

    Patriots stats: 16 games played, 14 receptions, 142 yards, 2 TDs

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    Daniel Fells

    Patriots career: 2012

    Patriots stats: 13 games played, 4 receptions, 85 yards, 0 TDs

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    Jed Weaver

    Patriots career: 2004

    Patriots stats: 10 games played, 8 receptions, 93 yards, 0 TDs