Kendricks adds another veteran presence to the Patriots' tight end group after the retirement of star pass-catcher Rob Gronkowski this off-season. He joins 38-year-old vet Benjamin Watson, Matt LaCosse, Stephen Anderson, Ryan Izzo and Andrew Beck as players vying for roster spots at the position.
Kendricks played in all 16 regular-season games (three starts) for the Packers last season, recording 19 receptions for 170 yards and one touchdown on 25 targets. He has totaled 241 catches for 2,505 yards and 19 touchdowns in his NFL career.
The Patriots' 2019 training camp begins Thursday.