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Brandon LaFell tells Patriots teammates he is returning to practice

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The New England Patriots have started the 2015 season in exceptional form after winning all five of their games so far.

And, heading into week seven having scored 183 points already this year, today brings ominous news for any of the Patriots' future opponents.

As reported by New England beat writer Jeff Howe, wide receiver Brandon LaFell will be back out on the practice field with the team today.


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The 28-year-old receiver was a key part of Tom Brady's offense in 2014, racking up 953 yards and seven touchdowns in his first season in Foxboro, but hasn't seen the field in 2015 after a foot injury saw him placed on the PUP list before the campaign began.

His time on the list came to an end after the team's week six win over Colts, and LaFell's return to practice today sees the LSU product take one step closer to returning to the gridiron.

As noted by Rotoworld, the Patriots, as of today, have 21 days to activate LaFell to the active roster.

And, whilst a perfect 5-0 record means Bill Belichick and co. will not be forced to rush him back onto the field until he is 100-percent ready, the fact LaFell hasn't had to take even more time out before joining his teammates is certainly a positive.

Adding the number 19 to a receiving corp that includes the in-form Julian Edelman and Rob Gronkowski will likely mean a reduced role for Danny Amendola for the remainder of the campaign.

Patriots fans: Can your team go unbeaten in 2015? Have your say in the comments below...

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