Patriots Hold First Practice In Full Pads, Players Excited To Be Back (Video)

It’s time to strap on the pads and start hitting once again. The New England Patriots held their first full-pad practice in training camp on Saturday, making many players happy to finally get back to playing some real football. Jimmy Garappolo spoke about the fan base on hand at Gillette Stadium, saying that he was surprised at how dedicated New England fans were and how much they...
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Patriots Training Camp Observations: Kenbrell Thompkins, Brandon LaFell Stand Out

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots eased back into practice on Thursday during Day 1 of training camp. The Patriots went without pads or shells on Thursday, which meant no contact and no 1-on-1 drills. The weather cooperated as well, with mild temperatures in the 70s. Training camp practice was run much like organized team activities and minicamp with individual drills...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots New Receiver Brandon Lafell a Fit?

Entering an offense that chews and spits out wide receivers yearly, does Brandon Lafell have the time and skill to pick up the Patriots playbook?
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Five potential breakout players for the New England Patriots in 2014

The New England Patriots spent the offseason adding to both sides of the ball, through free agency and the NFL Draft. With defensive tackle and first-round draft pick Dominique Easley, and cornerbacks Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner, added to the defense, and wide receiver Brandon LaFell and fourth-round draft pick running back James White added to the offense, there are a number...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

The New England Patriots top five roster battles

1. Receiver Depth Writer Tanner Howard had a great take on the WR position this week. Let’s take it step further and assume that Julian Edelman, Danny Amendola, Aaron Dobson and Matthew Slater are locks. Brandon LaFell and Thompkins should be next in line, while four rookies duke it out for a spot that might not even exist. Expect Jeremy Gallon (Michigan) to provide depth in the...
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Brandon LaFell could be taking over Aaron Hernandez’s role in the Patriots’ offense

Ben Volin of the Boston Globe reported that the Patriots are utilizing wide receiver Brandon Lafell the way did Aaron Hernandez. It sounds like he might play some tight end. In a story published Friday, Ben Volin of the Boston Globe said to “watch out” for LaFell getting some workin the “‘Hernandez” role” in the New England offense. That would suggest LaFell might...
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June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Mallett, Brandon LaFell Among Patriots Absent From OTAs

FOXBORO, Mass. — Tom Brady and Jimmy Garoppolo were able to get in some extra work on Thursday at organized team activities. Fourth-year backup quarterback Ryan Mallett was among seven New England Patriots players who were not spotted during OTAs. Mallett’s absence was excused, the Boston Herald’s Jeff Howe reported. Wide receivers Aaron Dobson and Brandon LaFell, defensive...
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Twitter Tuesday: Former Panther Brandon LaFell can’t take any criticism

It’s Twitter Tuesday! This week, we look at former Carolina Panthers receiver Brandon LaFell. He was a third round pick out of LSU in 2010 expected to fill the void left by Muhsin Muhammad. Unfortunately, he never really emerged as the number two receiver to complement Steve Smith that Carolina had hoped and that’s a big reason why the Panthers let him walk this offseason. He...
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June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

New England Patriots: Who Will Have Breakout Season in 2014?

Star players often steal the spotlight around the NFL. This is especially true this time of the year when many big-name contributors receive massive contract extensions or run into off-the-field trouble. But every year, we also witness plenty of promising young playmakers who step out of the shadows and make a name for themselves with a breakout season. Who will break out for the...
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June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon LaFell states Patriots work harder than Panthers

courtesy fancloud.comBrandon LaFell has spent the past four years with the Carolina Panthers, and he is now getting a taste of what it takes to be a New England Patriot.“The way we work, the way we practice, is all new [to me]. It’s not like we didn’t work hard in Carolina, but we work a little harder here. We’re throwing in a whole lot of plays every day,” LaFell said...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon LaFell says the New England Patriots work harder than the Carolina Panthers

New England Patriots WR Brandon LaFell spent his last four seasons playing with the Carolina Panthers. Now that he is with the Patriots, LaFell is starting to realize things are a little different in New England from what he was used to in Carolina. Reading through the playbook with Tom Brady and being covered by Darrell Revis were eye openers for LaFell. And after just the...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon LaFell: Patriots work harder than the Panthers

Former Panthers and current Patriots wide receiver Brandon LaFell told reporters that his new team is works harder than his old team down in Carolina. “The way we work, the way we practice, is all new [to me]. It’s not like we didn’t work hard in Carolina, but we work a little harder here,” said LaFell, via I don’t this should be news to anyone.  The Pats are...
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June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon LaFell: Patriots work a little harder than the Panthers

After spending his first four NFL seasons with the Panthers, new Patriots receiver Brandon LaFell wasn’t sure what to expect in New England. What he’s found is that Organized Team Activities are tougher. “The way we work, the way we practice, is all new [to me]. It’s not like we didn’t work hard in Carolina, but we work a little harder here,” LaFell said, via Mike Reiss...
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June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon LaFell Playing Half Speed In Patriots OTAs While Learning Offense

FOXBORO, Mass. — Brandon LaFell appeared hesitant Thursday on the Gillette Stadium practice field in his second week of organized team activities. It was unclear whether the newly signed New England Patriots wide receiver was going through his routes deliberately because of injury, or because he still was picking up the offense. LaFell answered that question after practice. ...
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

3 Patriots Most Likely To Break Out in 2014

1. Brandon LaFell Getty Images The Patriots need help at Wide Receiver, and recognized that as one of their needs this off-season.  With a group of younger Wide Receivers, Amendola and Edelman, the Patriots looked to add some more to the unit.  Interestingly enough, the only veteran they decided to bring in was this guy. LaFell has had his struggles in recent years in Carolina...
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April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Dobson vs. Lafell: Who will be Tom Brady’s next ‘Moss’?

Ever since New England cut ties with Randy Moss back in 2010, the Patriots have been in search for a big bodied deep threat wide receiver. They tried to find one in a few guys: Taylor Price in the 2010 draft, Chad Johnson (or Ochocinco) via free agency in 2011, and Brandon Lloyd in free agency back in 2012. Although all of these receivers didn’t have the same 6’4” height of...
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April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

New England Patriots maintain status quo on offensive line

The New England Patriots have made a number of moves in free agency to shore up the offense (re-signing wide receiver Julian Edelman and signing wide receiver Brandon LaFell) and the defense (signing cornerbacks Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner and reworking the contracts to keep defensive tackles Vince Wilfork and Tommy Kelly). However, the team has had little activity in free...
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March 31, 2014  |  1 Comment

Brandon LaFell can play tight end?

Photo via fanshare.comNewly acquired wide receiver Brandon LaFell is a big boy. At 6'2" and 210, he's one of the biggest receivers on the team. Which is good news for a team that's in the past rolled with under 6'0" slot receivers. But evidently, receiver isn't the only thing LaFell can play...Ron Rivera told me B LaFell not only can play outside...
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March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Ron Rivera: Patriots Wide Receiver Brandon LaFell Knows How To Play Tight End

The New England Patriots found a versatile player in Brandon LaFell. The recently-signed wide receiver didn’t only play outside and in the slot with the Carolina Panthers, he was also a reserve tight end. “If we ever got in a situation in a passing down where something happened to (Panthers tight end) Greg Olsen, (LaFell) could go in and play the Y for us, which meant he either...
March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Mailbag: Brandon LaFell, Kenny Brit, and which Patriot would win in a fight

Who would you take in a fight out of anyone on the Pats? –Ron Stone from Denver As of now Vince Wilfork is still a Patriot, which is tempting, but I’m assuming this fight isn’t a sumo match. It’s hard to believe Tom Brady will lose at anything. The guy is already the best player and best actor on the team. Still, I’m going to have to go with Chandler Jones. Not only is...
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March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Rivera: Patriots getting 'a helluva blocker' in LaFell

BY NICK ST. DENISOne of the most underrated traits of an NFL football player at a given position is a wide receiver's ability to run block.Apparently, the New England Patriots will be getting some serious help in that regard in newly acquired receiver Brandon LaFell. At least according to LaFell's former coach, Carolina Panthers' Ron Rivera.". . . his consistency...
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March 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon LaFell Offends Panthers Fans, Retires From Twitter For A Month

New England Patriots wide receiver Brandon LaFell has temporarily retired from Twitter after offending Carolina Panthers fans with his comments about ex-teammate Cam Newton. LaFell, who signed a three-year contract with the Patriots, said Wednesday that he signed with New England to play with “Hall of Fame quarterback” Tom Brady. LaFell then implied that Panthers quarterback...
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon LaFell chose New England Patriots because of Brady

Bob Donnan/USA Today SportsAccording to ESPN, Brandon LaFell told reporters in a conference call that he chose to sign in New England because of the chance to win. Oh, and being able to play with a Hall of Fame quarterback helped as well, per ESPN.“One day Cam [Newton] will be there, probably, but he’s not there now,” LaFell said of Hall of Fame status. “I feel like it was...
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon LaFell Quits Twitter after Ripping Cam Newton & Signing with Patriots

Brandon LaFell signed a three-year contract with the Patriots on March 17 and was obviously extremely happy about getting the opportunity to catch balls from Tom Brady. The former LSU wideout was apparently recruited by his former Tiger teammate, Stevan Ridley, who is a New England running back. LaFell also took to Twitter earlier this week and called out his former QB, Cam Newton...
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots’ Brandon LaFell: Willing to ‘sacrifice’

Former Carolina Panthers wide receiver Brandon LaFell signed a three-year, $9 million contract with the New England Patriots and told reporters Wednesday, “I am going to give everything I got.” LaFell said he signed with the Patriots for the chance to play with Tom Brady, a Hall of Fame quarterback. “One day Cam [Newton] will be there, probably, but he’s not there now...
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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