FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots announced that they have signed WR Brandon LaFell as an unrestricted free agent from the Carolina Panthers. Terms of the contract were not announced.
LaFell, 27, is a veteran of four NFL seasons with the Carolina Panthers after entering the NFL as a third-round draft pick (78th overall) by Carolina out of Louisiana State in 2010. The 6-foot-2, 210-pounder has played in 60 NFL games with 36 starts and has registered 167 receptions for 2,385 yards and 13 touchdowns. He started in one postseason game and finished with four receptions for 34 yards.
Last season, LaFell started all 16 games and finished the season with 49 receptions for 627 yards and five touchdowns.