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Former LSU Receiver Brandon LaFell signs 1-year deal with Bengals

6 years 2 months 3 weeks ago Friday, April 01 2016 Apr 1, 2016 April 01, 2016 8:56 AM April 01, 2016 in Sports
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

CINCINNATI (AP) - The Bengals have signed former New England Patriot receiver Brandon LaFell to a one-year contract, giving them a veteran to help fill out a pass-catching group that lost two regulars to free agency.

Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu left as free agents after the Bengals lost in the first round of the playoffs for the fifth straight season. Cincinnati wanted a veteran to complement A.J. Green.

LaFell is a former LSU wide receiver and was drafted by the Carolina Panthers where he played his first four seasons before signing with the Patriots. He had his best season in 2014, helping New England win the Super Bowl. An injured left foot limited him to 37 catches for 515 yards without a touchdown last season, but he says he's fully healthy now.

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