Free agent receivers like Joey Galloway and Chad Johnson/Ochocinco have fizzled out in New England, but one of the problems has been their inability to get a firm grasp of the offense and get on the same page with Patriots QB Tom Brady.
Brandon LaFell appeared headed for a similar fate in the early stages of the offseason workout program, but the forecast is looking better now. If things continue trending in this direction, LaFell could find himself to be an integral part of the Patriots' offense, in the red zone or otherwise.
Aaron Dobson is back and if he can stay healthy, he has the inside track to start opposite Julian Edelman. LaFell is in the mix as well.