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Patriots sign WR Brandon LaFell

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The New England Patriots reached a 3 year deal with Panthers WR Brandon LaFell last night.

LaFell is a veteran player who will bring the size to New England.

LaFell is 6’2 and 211 pounds and played 63% of his snaps in the slot for Carolina last season. He won’t be in the slot nearly that much for New England though. Or, at least I don’t think.

LaFell fits New England because he can be a deep threat, a redzone¬†threat, and run routes like a slot receiver. That’s what New England needs, getting a deep threat only is just throwing money away, but getting a guy with size who can go deep and run routes is the perfect fit for New England.

LaFell will drop some passes, but he fits New England so perfectly that I can see him flourishing here with Tom Brady and McDaniels. He did pretty good in the Carolina offense last year, so I think he will be even better for the Pats. ¬†Hopefully he won’t be as bad about dropping passes as Thompkins, Boyce, and Dobson were last year or Tom Brady won’t make the season sane.

LaFell caught 49 passes for 627 yards and 5 touchdowns last year.

Against the Patriots last year, LaFell caught 7 passes for 59 yards and 1 touchdown. So, of course, he’s now a Patriot! If you have success against New England chances are you’ll be a Patriot soon.

There was no way the Patriots were going to depend on Dobson, Boyce, and Thompkins getting better in year 2, especially Thompkins and Boyce. 

The Pats still may add another receiver through the draft, but the LaFell signing puts them in a better spot they were in a day ago.

The Patriots still need to draft a capable, big tight end so they will have to use a draft pick on that spot in May.

Kevin Norwood, or Jalen Saunders would be worth a draft pick for either in May at wide out, but we will see how it all works out.


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  1. […] The New England Patriots reached a 3 year deal with Panthers WR Brandon LaFell last night. LaFell is a veteran player who will bring the size to New England. LaFell is 6’2 and 211 pounds and played 63% of his snaps in the slot for Carolina last season. He won’t be in the slot nearly […]… Patriots Gab […]

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