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Dwayne Allen to miss a few weeks with a knee injury, report says

Dwayne Allen has three catches for 27 yards this season.
Dwayne Allen has three catches for 27 yards this season. (Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

Patriots tight end Dwayne Allen is expected to miss a few weeks with a knee injury, although it won’t require surgery, according to NFL Network.

Allen suffered the injury Sunday against the Titans, colliding with teammate Trent Brown on a long completion to Josh Gordon in the third quarter. He tried to give it a go but eventually had to take himself out.

Allen has appeared in all 10 games for the Patriots this season, starting six. He has three catches on four targets for 27 yards and has played 43.4 percent of offensive snaps.

New England’s tight end group has been banged up all season. All-Pro Rob Gronkowski has been battling back and ankle injuries and sat out three of the last four games. Second-year man Jacob Hollister, who played Sunday, has been nagged by a hamstring injury, missing all but four games.

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The Patriots have a bye this week. Their next game is Nov. 25 at the Jets.


Jim McBride of the Globe staff contributed to this report.