Hours after the Patriots re-upped with wide receiver Julian Edelman, the team also agreed to terms with former Panthers wideout Brandon LaFell on a three-year deal, according to CSNNE.com's Tom Curran.

LaFell, a 2010 third-round pick out of LSU, spent the first four years of his career in Carolina. Last season, he caught 49 passes for 627 yards and five touchdowns. At 6-2, 210 pounds, he gives Tom Brady experience and size at wide receiver, something the team lacked in 2013 (Aaron Dobson and Kenbrell Thompkins are both north of 6-0, but struggled as rookies in 2013).