This was a move fans expected to become official at any moment.
Earlier in the week, reports surfaced the Patriots were in talks with punter Ryan Allen on a new contract. On Friday, New England took to Twitter to let us know it's a done deal.
Allen's new contract is for one year and $1.55 million. It includes a signing bonus of $100,000.
The punter, who won the Ray Guy award as college football's best punter in 2011 and 2012 at Louisiana Tech, has landed his third contract with New England.
Allen's re-signing comes on the heels of a spectacular Super Bowl with five punts for 215 yards. Three of those punts pinned the Rams inside the 10 yard line. His long during the game was 53 yards. In a game with little to offer offensively, despite Sean McVay's offense going head-to-head with Tom Brady, Allen was praised as a Super Bowl MVP candidate in his team's 13-3 win.
2019 NFL free agency: Patriots re-sign punter Ryan Allen to a 1-year deal https://t.co/TFmdx5xGCi— Rich Hill (@PP_Rich_Hill) March 19, 2019
His strengths include directional punting, with hang time being something the Salem, Oregon native will likely work on, having finished last in the NFL in that category in 2018.