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

NFL Rumors: New England Patriots looking to add another wide receiver


On Saturday, the New England Patriots re-signed veteran wide receiver Julian Edelman, a move they had to make considering their severe lack of experience and depth at the position.

With Edelman in the fold last season, Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady still struggled to one of his worst seasons because of a lack of weapons.

With the injury concerns that tight end Rob Gronkowski and wide receiver Danny Amendola have, the Patriots likely need to make more additions.

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Patriots are in fact looking to add another wide receiver.

Former Pittsburgh Steelers’ wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders could be an option – the Patriots signed him to an offer sheet the Steelers matched last year.

Carolina Panthers’ receiver Brandon Lafell has visited with the Patriots. As has former Philadelphia Eagles’ receiver Jason Avant.

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