Meet The New Guys: Patriots Sign DT Beau Allen, WR Damiere Byrd | Patriots Press Pass

    Sierra Goodwill and Evan Lazar discuss the Patriots' free agency signings of Beau Allen and Damiere Byrd.


    The New England Patriots have signed two players since the NFL free agency period opened. They brought in defensive tackle Beau Allen on a two-year, $8 million deal. Allen is a powerhouse run blocker with a stocky build and played on the Philadelphia Eagles team that took down the Patriots in the Super Bowl.

    New England also signed wide receiver Damiere Byrd to a one-year deal. Byrd has an impressive skill set, highlighted by his speed, and comes at a much lower cost than other big-name free agent wide receivers.