Patriots WR Brandon LaFell is beginning to feel more comfortable in the Patriots offense after feeling admittedly 'shell-shocked' during OTAs.
LaFell has a good chance to carve out a nice role for himself in this offense. He'll play behind Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola but sits ahead of Kenbrell Thompkins and Aaron Dobson right now and should see a fair number of targets each week and could be a solid red zone target. Of course, if Rob Gronkowski is in there, then that will obviously cut into the red zone work, but given that Gronk's health, and Amendola's for that matter, are no lock, LaFell could see steady opportunities. ANALYST: Howard Bender
Stephen Piscotty went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in Tuesday’s 6-4 loss to the Cubs.
Things definitely looked promising for the Cardinals when Piscotty gave the team an early 2-0 lead with with one swing of the bat in the top of the first inning. However, the offense largely dried up for the Cardinals after that and their season is now done. Piscotty was simply outstanding in this NLDS, going 6-for-16 with three homers, a double, six RBI and five runs scored. The sweet-swinging rookie has quickly made a name for himself in St. Louis and around the league. Analysis: Nate Miller
Ravens cut CB Rashaan Melvin on Tuesday.
Melvin started some games late last year for Baltimore, including some playoff games. But after being injured in the preseason and getting benched at halftime of Week 3, he just lost favor with the coaching staff. This isn't your run-of-the-mill no name being cut, so the Ravens are shaking things up a bit. Analysis: Brett Talley