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Newly acquired wide receiver Brandon LaFell is a big boy. At 6'2" and 210, he's one of the biggest receivers on the team. Which is good news for a team that's in the past rolled with under 6'0" slot receivers. But evidently, receiver isn't the only thing LaFell can play...
Ron Rivera told me B LaFell not only can play outside or slot, but was a backup TE for CAR as well. Highlighted his blocking & versatility
— Ben Volin (@BenVolin) March 26, 2014
This reminds me a little of that old tight end we used to have who is now locked up in jail. Bill loves players that are versatile and can create mismatches on the field and LaFell lined up at tight end could certainly do that. Don't expect that to be his primary position, but I could see Bill having one or two plays in the game plan with LaFell lining up at TE, trying to get him matched up on a linebacker or safety.
Needless to say, LaFell seems to have a lot more to offer the Patriots than we initially realized.
- Pete Rogers