In signing receiver Brandon LaFell to a three-year, $9 million contract, the Patriots added experience to a receiving corps that includes second-year players Aaron Dobson, Josh Boyce and Kenbrell Thompkins, in addition to top six-year veterans Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola. LaFell enters his fifth NFL season in 2014, and one aspect that hasn't been explored much in this space is the mindset of the receiver-needy Carolina Panthers in not extending more to bring him back.via - NFL Nation