The Cincinnati Bengals lost both Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu this offseason. That left the team searching for wide receiver help, and they appear to have found it in the form of Brandon LaFell.
Former Patriots' WR Brandon LaFell has reached agreement with Cincinnati Bengals, per @schwartzfeinsod.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 30, 2016
LaFell had spent the last two seasons with the New England Patriots, but was cut this offseason. He caught 7 TDs in 2014, but none last season. Contract terms were not announced, but it's likely a cheap, short deal for LaFell.
The former third round pick has spent six years in the NFL, including four with the Carolina Panthers. He's battled drops throughout his career. LaFell's best season came in the 2014 season, when he caught 74 passes for 953 yards and seven scores. All were career marks.
The addition of LaFell doesn't preclude the Bengals from spending a high draft pick on a WR in the draft. The team has Mario Alford and James Wright also on the roster, plus return specialist Brandon Tate. However, Alford and Wright are unproven and Tate has brought little to the passing game.Back to the Cincinnati Bengals Newsfeed