The Patriots and free agent wide receiver Brandon LaFell have agreed to a three-year deal, according to CSNNE's Tom Curran and ESPN's Adam Schefter. Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports the contract is for roughly $11 million.
LaFell recorded 49 receptions for 627 yards and five touchdowns in his fourth season for the Panthers.
The Jets and Broncos were among other teams reportedly interested in LaFell.
The Panthers' roster of receivers will look quite different than last year's after the team cut Steve Smith and saw Teddy Ginn sign with the Cardinals.
The Patriots have reached agreement with wide receiver Brandon LaFell.— Tom E. Curran (@tomecurran) March 16, 2014
The Patriots previously added a receiver by re-signing Julian Edelman Saturday morning.
And now Patriots have reached agreement on a three-year deal with former Panthers WR Brandon LaFell, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 16, 2014
The #Patriots are closing in on a deal with Brandon LaFell, according to a source. The deal is expected to be for 3 years and roughly $11M — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 16, 2014