Jan 12, 2014; Charlotte, NC, USA; Carolina Panthers wide receiver Brandon LaFell (11) runs after making a catch during the third quarter against the San Francisco 49ers during the 2013 NFC divisional playoff football game at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NFL Free Agency Rumors: New England Patriots closing in on three-year deal with Brandon Lafell

The New England Patriots, even with the re-signing of Julian Edelman on Saturday, have been looking for a little more depth at the wide receiver position, and they may have found it in the form of free agent Brandon Lafell as the two sides are closing in on a deal, according to Ian Rapoport.

Lafell, the former Carolina Panthers threat, would be a more than welcome addition to the New England offense, especially with the return of Edelman, for Tom Brady. The lack of weapons on offense were a clear problem last season, and the signing of Lafell would go a long way in fixing that.

Also on Saturday, it was reported that Kenny Britt is also scheduled to meet with the Pats on Sunday, so we could have a completely different looking Patriots offense by the time the weekend is over.

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