The Patriots have released WR Brandon LaFell and TE Scott Chandler… http://patslighthousereport.sportsb...being-released-along-with-scott-chandler.html LaFell always struck me as one of the precious few “good blacks” in the NFL. Married to a black woman, very religious, doesn’t taunt opponents or celebrate good plays, and donates his time for kids. He’s not a great WR, but he played a nice complimentary role to NE’s white superstars (Gronk, Edelman, Amendola), particularly during their Superbowl run in 2014-2015. Hope he lands a job elsewhere... Reports are that Scott Chanlder was let go because of a failed physical due to a knee injury that limited him at the tail end of last season. I hope he gets healthy and finds his way back to NE or succeeds elsewhere (the Packers would be a nice fit). Another possibility is that the Pats are interested in pairing their all-world TE, Rob Gronkowski, with 2nd year Arkansas TE, AJ Derby. That would be the only silver lining… With the retirement of veteran LB, Jerod Mayo, it would be nice to see Dane Fletcher or Kevin Snyder get a shot on defense this season, but I doubt they'll be more than special teamers... The only white free agents are SS Nate Ebner, FB James Develin, and OL Ryan Wendell.