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New England Patriots 7-Round Mock Draft

Round 1 – Kevin Johnson, CB, Wake Forest I can’t embrace a CB pair of Kyle Arrington and Logan Ryan with any real certainty. I decided before making this selection that I would pick the best available cornerback.  Kevin Johnson was the best available and is a guy who could start on day one in New England. Round 2 – AJ Cann, OG, South Carolina Dan Connolly has not been...
Via TopSportsReport
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Matt Chatham: Backup Quarterbacks Act As Insurance Policies For NFL Teams

Is Jimmy Garoppolo more important to the New England Patriots than, say, Brandon LaFell? Former NFL linebacker Matt Chatham might say yes. While it sounds crazy to think a backup quarterback with 27 pass attempts to his name could be more vital than a starting wide receiver, it makes more sense when you think of a backup QB like an insurance policy. If...
Via NESN.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Stevie Johnson ‘Very Likely’ To Sign With Patriots After Visit

The New England Patriots could have a crowded wide receiver corps next season. Free-agent wideout Stevie Johnson is “very likely” to sign with the Patriots, sources told NBC4’s Dianna Marie Russini. Johnson is visiting the Patriots, and a deal could get done Monday, Russini reports. The Patriots are bringing back starting receivers Julian Edelman and Brandon LaFell, and No...
Via NESN.com
March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots sign DE Jabaal Sheard, CB Chimdi Chekwa

The New England added a couple defensive players to their roster on Wednesday evening. According to multiple sources, the Patriots signed pass rush specialist Jabaal Sheard to a two-year, $11-million contract. The former Cleveland Brown has experience both as a defensive end and outside linebacker. Sheard (6-3, 264) recorded 23 sacks in four seasons with Cleveland.  He had 44...
Via Sports-Glory
March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Percy Harvin likely heading to the New England Patriots?

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports The New York Jets have officially released former star wide receiver Percy Harvin, and there are going to be quite a few teams that are interested in signing him. According to a report from Ian Rapoport, the New England Patriots appear to have a very good chance to sign Harvin. Team to watch for Percy Harvin: The New England #Patriots. I’m told...
Via Sports-Glory
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
Via NESN.com
February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

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

Editor’s note: NESN.com 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....
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February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

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,...
Via NESN.com
February 10, 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...
Via NESN.com
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...
Via Fox Sports
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...
Via NESN.com
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…
Via This Given Sunday
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...
Via NESN.com
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...
Via NESN.com
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...
Via This Given Sunday
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...
Via NESN.com
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...
Via Foxborough Free Press
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...
Via NESN.com
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...
Via NESN.com
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,...
Via NESN.com
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...
Via NESN.com
January 09, 2015  |  Discuss
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