High-end Dwayne Allen plans to remain in the AFC East, telling ’s Josina Anderson on Saturday that he’ll sign a yearlong contract with all the Miami Dolphins.

The total value of the contract is $7 million, a source told ’s Adam Schefter.

Allen becomes the most experienced and accomplished tight end in the Dolphins roster. He will probably compete with 2018 second-round pick Mike Gesicki to get ’s starting tight end job.

He joins the Dolphins after getting released by the New England Patriots on Monday in a movement that freed up $7.3 million to their salary cap.

The 29-year-old Allen had paid down his 2018 base salary to $3 million at the 2018 offseason to remain with . He’d a scheduled base salary of $6.4 million for the 2019 season.

acquired Allen prior to the 2017 year in a trade with all the Indianapolis Colts.

Allen was more involved in the passing game with the Colts, catching 126 passes for 1,451 yards and 19 touchdowns in five times afterwards s selected him in the next round (64th overall) of the 2012 draft.