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Brandon LaFell to sign with New England Patriots

The New England Patriots brought back a wide receiver Saturday in Julian Edelman, but they weren't done shopping at the position.

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NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports that Brandon LaFell is going to sign a contract worth $11 million over three seasons, according to a source informed of the deal. The Patriots also were planning to bring in Kenny Britt for a visit Sunday.

LaFell consistently underwhelmed in Carolina, but he's a young player with a lot of experience as a starter. LaFell gained over 600 yards in each of the last three seasons and could be a red-zone target for Tom Brady.

New England also has second-year players Kenbrell Thompkins, Aaron Dobson and Josh Boyce returning to the roster. Danny Amendola's status on the team could be uncertain, but this approach to building a wide receiver depth chart is not new with the Patriots.

They like to throw a ton of receivers into competition in August, and see which ones survive.

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