The Patriots and veteran tight end Anthony Firkser have reached terms on a free-agent deal, according to ESPN.
Last year, Firkser caught nine passes for 100 yards over 11 games with the Falcons. He made one start in his first and only season with Atlanta, which followed a four-year stint with the Titans. Tennessee signed Firkser as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2018, and he quickly established himself as a quality blocking tight end.
Firkser’s best receiving season topped out at 39 catches for 387 yards and a touchdown in 2020. The season prior, he caught a touchdown in the Titans’ Wild Card playoff win at New England, Tom Brady’s last game as a Patriot. He now joins Hunter Henry, Mike Gesicki, Matt Sokol, Scotty Washington and rookie Johnny Lumpkin in the Pats’ tight end room.
Firkser stands at 6-foot-2 and 246 pounds and is a Harvard alum.