Dec 29, 2013; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots helmets sit on the bench before their game against the Buffalo Bills at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

NFL rumors: Patriots interviewing multiple tight ends at combine

The New England Patriots are still searching for a replacement for former tight end Aaron Hernandez, and they are actively going after tight ends who are in attendance in Indianapolis for the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine.

During their first day in Indianapolis, the Patriots have met with  Texas Tech’s Jace Amaro, Washington’s Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Iowa’s C.J. Fiedorowicz and Notre Dame’s Troy Niklas for interviews.

The notable name absent from their meetings is North Carolina’s Eric Ebron, but that is likely because they expect Ebron to be long gone before they are on the clock.

It is important to note that teams will meet with plenty of players they have no intentions of drafting in May, but it is a sign that they are paying extra attention to the tight end position with so many interviews with players who will be available when the team is on the clock in the first and second-round.

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