Early Friday morning details were released by the New England Patriots concerning their most recent signings in tight end Troy Niklas and offensive lineman Luke Bowanko.
According to Mike Reiss of ESPN, both players have inked one-year deals with the Patriots, adding depth at tight end and to a depleted offensive line.
TE Troy Niklas' one-year deal with the Patriots is worth $940,000, which is also his salary-cap charge. He gets a $75,000 signing bonus, $75,000 workout bonus and $100,000 of his base salary is guaranteed. https://t.co/yb7qQajfGN— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) April 6, 2018
C/G Luke Bowanko's one-year deal with the Patriots has a cash value of $835,000 and his salary-cap charge is $675,000 (minimum salary benefit). He gets a $45,000 signing bonus, a base salary of $790,000 and there is a split salary of $458,000 in the... https://t.co/qO5Go7khe6— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) April 6, 2018
Niklas, 25, spent his first four seasons with the Cardinals after being drafted out of Notre Dame in the second round in the 2014 NFL Draft. The 6-foot-7 tight end caught 11-of-23 targets for 132 yards and one touchdown in 2017, and has made just 19 catches through 41 career games.
Bowanko, 26, has lined up at both center and guard during his four-year career between stints with the Jaguars and Ravens.
— By John ‘The Dude’ Hardiman, 985TheSportsHub.com
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