The Patriots were busy adding new targets for Tom Brady on Saturday. In addition to Edelman, they also signed former Panthers receiver Brandon LaFell to a three-year deal late Saturday night, a league source told the Globe. LaFell, 27, gives the Patriots some much-needed size at receiver, standing 6 feet 2 inches and 210 pounds. He caught 49 passes for 627 yards and five touchdowns while starting all 16 games last season, and has 167 catches, 2,385 yards, and 13 touchdowns in four NFL seasons.
LaFell was supposed to visit the Broncos, but never made it that far and decided to sign in New England.
The Patriots also reportedly are bringing former Titans receiver Kenny Britt in for a visit Sunday. Britt, 25, is another big-bodied receiver at 6-3 and 223 pounds. A five-year veteran, his best season came in 2010, when he caught nine touchdowns. Britt, a Rutgers product, only caught 11 passes for 96 yards last year and zero touchdowns in 12 games.