Cincinnati did re-sign Brandon Tate, but they’re going to need more help at the position to ensure their offense doesn’t take a step back in 2016.
It’s worth mentioning that signing LaFell to a contract wouldn’t factor into a team’s 2017 compensatory picks.
LaFell, 29, was in the final year of his three-year, $9 million contract and was set to make a base salary of $2.4 million for the 2016 season when the Patriots cut him loose less than a week before the start of free agency.
In 2015, LaFell appeared in 11 games for the Patriots and recorded 37 receptions for 515 yards receiving and and a touchdown. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 119 receiver out of 121 qualifying players.