3 wide receivers the New England Patriots should consider in free agency

In the next few years, the hardest thing for Patriots fans will be excepting Tom Brady’s mortality. Yes, he’s still playing at an elite level, winning Super Bowls and being generally awesome, but, sooner than later, he’s going to need more help from those around him in order to succeed. Last year, New England’s wide receiving corps played remarkably well, but that’s much...
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Brandon LaFell wanted Patriots to let Seahawks score

        This embed is invalid   " /> Malcolm Butler intercepted Russell Wilson near the goal line with 26 seconds remaining in Super Bowl XLIX to seal the New England Patriots’ 28-24 win over the Seattle Seahawks.   The play never would have happened if Patriots wide receiver Brandon LaFell received his wish. LaFell revealed Wednesday on NFL Network’s...
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots’ 2015 Outlook: Wide Receiver Again A Team Need In Free Agency

Editor’s note: will go position by position to break down the Patriots’ depth chart heading into the 2015 offseason. Next up: the wide receivers. Every offseason is like “Groundhog Day” for the New England Patriots. They wake up in February, smack their alarm at 6 a.m., run into Ned Ryerson and need a wide receiver. Obviously the Patriots are set with their No....
22 days ago  |  Discuss

New England Patriots WR Brandon LaFell chipped Tom Brady's tooth with Super Bowl headbutt

New England Patriots wide receiver Brandon LaFell told NFL Network’s “NFL Total Access” that he chipped Tom Brady’s tooth on a headbutt after their Super Bowl XLIX touchdown hookup.“Man, he texted me the other day,” LaFell said Tuesday. “He was like, ‘Hey man, great season, like the way you play, but on a side note, you chipped my tooth on a headbutt.’ I was like...
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LaFell chipped Brady's tooth on headbutt at Super Bowl

Tom Brady finally got a taste of his own headbutting medicine. New England Patriots wide receiver Brandon LaFell told NFL Network’s “NFL Total Access” crew that he chipped Brady’s tooth on a headbutt after their Super Bowl XLIX touchdown hookup. “Man, he texted me the other day,” LaFell said Tuesday. “He was like, ‘Hey man, great season, like the way you play,...
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C'mon man: For Patriots, It's Not Deja Vu All Over Again

LaFell, on what he was thought when Kearse made crazy catch: "I was like 'c'mon, man.' There's a million ways to lose a game. Not this way."— Tim Whelan Jr. (@thattimwhelan) February 2, 2015Brandon Lafell wasn't with the New England Patriots for the David Tyree catch. He wasn't here for the Giants' Mario Manningham catch, either. Washington Post:Top five greatest Super Bowl...
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February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Patriots 'Belichick-ize' Will Ferrell's hoodie on Fallon

The New England Patriots wasted no time making the celebratory rounds after winning the Super Bowl. Just hours after defeating the Seattle Seahawks in one of the best Super Bowl games of all time, a few Patriots made swung by a live edition of “The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon.” Brandon LaFell, Danny Amendola and LeGarrette Blount made the quick appearance, and as you might...
February 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Here's to you: Brandon LaFell scores first points of Super Bowl XLIX

Here's to you, Brandon LaFell. The New England Patriots wide receiver will go down in Trivial Pursuit lore as the man to score the first points of Super Bowl XLIX. After both teams went scoreless in the first quarter, the Patriots marched down the field on the Seattle Seahawks. On second-and-9 from Seattle's 11-yard line, quarterback Tom Brady saw LaFell with single coverage on the...
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February 01, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tom Brady Throws Touchdown to Brandon LaFell in Super Bowl XLIX

It took over a quarter, but the first points of Super Bowl XLIX came when New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady connected with wide receiver Brandon LaFell for an 11-yard touchdown with 9:47 remaining in the first half. Brady targeted Seattle Seahawks cornerback Tharold Simon, who replaced the injured Jeremy Lane in the first quarter. Brady moved into sole possession for second...
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February 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Tom Brady, Brandon LaFell Connect On First Score Of Super Bowl XLIX (GIF)

The New England Patriots struck first in Super Bowl XLIX with an early second-quarter touchdown. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady fired a pass to wide receiver Brandon LaFell on a well-executed slant route from 11 yards out. Two Seahawks players collided and appeared to clash helmets at the end of the play, which might be problematic for Seattle because cornerback Jeremy Lane is doubtful...
February 01, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: New England Patriots Strike First With Touchdown Pass to Brandon Lafell

Brandon Lafell has had some really good seasons during his career, but has often found himself looking for or fighting for a job. The big question mark is whether he has talent or is he a guy that can catch if a really good quarterback hits him in the hands with the ball. Patriots fans could really care less right now since Brady hit him in the hands with an 11-yard touchdown pass...
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February 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch: Tom Brady hits Brandon LaFell for first TD in Super Bowl 49

The Patriots took a 7-0 lead in the second quarter with this play…
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February 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch: Tom Brady hits Brandon LaFell for first TD in Super Bowl 49

The Patriots took a 7-0 lead in the second quarter with this play…
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February 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Brandon LaFell: Kyle Arrington, Danny Amendola Among Patriots’ Unsung Heroes

CHANDLER, Ariz. — Not everyone can be a star on the New England Patriots. Brandon LaFell was asked who are the unsung heroes on the Super Bowl XLIX-bound Patriots, and the wide receiver named players who have drawn the ire of New England fans over the years. “I would have to say the unsung heroes of this team would have to go to Kyle Arrington, Danny Amendola and our starting...
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Brandon LaFell: Conversation With Steve Smith Changed My Career

CHANDLER, Ariz. – Brandon LaFell had a solid but unspectacular rookie season for the Carolina Panthers in 2010. His stats as the Panthers’ No. 3 receiver were relatively similar to those of Aaron Dobson and Kenbrell Thompkins as rookies for the New England Patriots last season. LaFell had 38 catches on 71 targets for 468 yards with one touchdown, but he also dropped seven passes...
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Baltimore Ravens fans are embarrassing themselves

So the following was floating around the Twittesphere on Tuesday: Ravens fans’ petition to disqualify the Patriots from the super bowl gets over 50k signatures. — NFL Humor (@NFootballLHumor) January 28, 2015 This must stop.  Nothing beneficial will come of it, and it only makes the Ravens fanbase appear bitter. We lost a game we probably didn...
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January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Three under-the-radar Super Bowl MVP candidates

The eventual Super Bowl MVP is often easy to predict long before the game even begins. That’s because superstar players tend to do heroic things on the NFL’s grandest stage. Of the players who have received the prestigious MVP hardware, over half have been quarterbacks (26), and only nine have been defensive players. It wasn’t difficult to predict that, say, Aaron Rodgers...
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January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots’ Brandon LaFell Takes In Celtics Game, Rocks Leafs Hat (Photo)

New England Patriots fans were elated Friday night to spot wide receiver Brandon LaFell at TD Garden for the Boston Celtics-Chicago Bulls game, but Bruins fans might have had a few questions about the wideout’s wardrobe choice. LaFell, a Texas native, showed up at the Garden rocking the hat of one of the Bruins’ longtime rivals, the Toronto Maple Leafs. That can’t have been...
January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Prelude To A Title - Part 2: Patriots' Offense Ready For Encore Performance Against Colts' Defense

The Patriots' Big Three of Brandon LaFell (19), Julian Edelman (11) and Rob Gronkowski (87) are poised to dominateThe intelligence was there.  Something was amiss with Peyton Manning.It had been evident for the entire second half of the season.  He was pushing the ball more than throwing it, his wobbly knuckleballs devolving into floating ducks.  More and more the Broncos became...
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January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots Injury Report: Brandon LaFell Battling Through Various Ailments

FOXBORO, Mass. — Brandon LaFell isn’t about to let toe and shoulder injuries keep him from playing in Sunday’s AFC Championship Game. The New England Patriots wide receiver was one of four players limited in practice Thursday. LaFell, who has been praised all week for his toughness, explained his mentality in the Patriots’ locker room before the team’s practice session...
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots Injury Report: Brandon LaFell, Brandon Browner Among Limited

FOXBORO, Mass. — There’s a good reason why Brandon LaFell’s toughness has been praised this week. The New England Patriots receiver remains limited in practice with various ailments. LaFell was one of four Patriots limited in practice this week. Check out the Patriots’ full practice participation and injury report: DID NOT PARTICIPATE:C Bryan Stork (knee) LIMITED:WR Brandon...
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Brandon LaFell’s Toughness Praised By Patriots’ Tom Brady, Josh McDaniels

Perhaps Brandon LaFell’s toe injury was worse than the New England Patriots were letting on. The wide receiver didn’t let the ailment affect him Saturday while catching five passes for 62 yards and the go-ahead touchdown in the Patriots’ 35-31 divisional-round playoff win over the Baltimore Ravens. LaFell was limited last week in practice with toe and shoulder injuries,...
January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Season Review: New England Patriots Touches, Targets and Team Summary

Brandon LaFell started the 2014 season with an 0/6 performance against the Miami Dolphins which led to his benching the following week. By season’s end, though, he’d make good on preseason Brady relationship promise and develop into New England’s most consistent receiver. He’d catch 74 of his 114 targets (for a 64.9% catch rate, six points better than last season in Carolina...
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January 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots Injury Report: Julian Edelman, Brandon LaFell Among Four Probable

The New England Patriots are expected to have all 53 players at their disposal Saturday against the Baltimore Ravens. Quarterback Tom Brady (ankle), wide receivers Julian Edelman (concussion) and Brandon LaFell (shoulder/toe) and running back Jonas Gray (ankle) all are probable to play in the Patriots’ divisional-round playoff game against the Ravens, which kicks off at 4:35 p...
January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Steve Smith: Patriots Have ‘A Man’ In Brandon LaFell; ‘I’m So Proud Of Him’

FOXBORO, Mass. — Brandon LaFell might be the only player on the New England Patriots looking forward to seeing Steve Smith this weekend. If anyone on the Patriots knows how dangerous Smith can be, it’s LaFell, his former teammate on the Carolina Panthers from 2010 to 2013. Even LaFell wavered when asked if he’s looking forward to seeing Smith on the field Saturday as a member...
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss
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