UPDATES & NEWS
Patriots have reached agreement on a three-year deal with former Panthers WR Brandon LaFell, per source.
Wonder if the Panters will holding open tryouts to the public to find someone for Cam Newton to pass to next season. LaFell's fantasy value receives a little boost by landing in New England as the potential is there for him to see 100 targets for the first time in his career.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Rays designated P Grant Balfour for assignment.
There's no word as to why Balfour was DFA'd here as he's pitched pretty well so far, especially for a guy who had to leave the team during spring training to help take care of his ailing father. He did hit a bump in the road Saturday when he allowed three earned runs in two-thirds of an inning, but before that, he had made five appearances, pitched 3 2/3 innings and allowed two hits with no runs. The Rays will likely give some reason for the move, but look for Balfour to pick up with another team fairly quickly. Analysis: Howard Bender