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Cincinnati Bengals agree to deal with Brandon LaFell

After losing two receivers in free agency, Cincinnati landed a wideout with a 70-plus catch season under his belt.

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The Bengals announced Thursday they signed receiver Brandon LaFell.

LaFell was released last month by the New England Patriots after a dreadful 2015 campaign that saw him catch just 37 passes for 515 yards with the sixth-most drops in the NFL. While he was supposed to provide the Pats a deep threat, Tom Brady deep to LaFell became one of the least efficient plays in the league last year.

Despite the wayward year, LaFell is just one season removed from a 74 catch, 953 yard, seven touchdowns season. With Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu exiting for big money, the Bengals needed a veteran to pair with A.J. Green. The Bengals pray they are getting the 2014 LaFell -- not every other season of his six-year career.

LaFell is far from the only answer, however. The Bengals remain a candidate to select a receiver high in the NFL draft.

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