Ryan on the Pats’ riches at TE Dan Leberfeld

As if the Patriots didn’t have enough tight end firepower with Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez, they claimed Jake Ballard off waivers from the Giants last week.

What did Rex Ryan think of the Pats adding yet another tight end in Ballard?

“It’s just what the Patriots need, another tight end; they’ve got enough of them over there,” Ryan said. “But, certainly [Ballard] is a good football player. So, we’ll see. If that means they’re going to take (Rob) Gronkowski off the field, I’m okay with that. (smiling).”