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New England Patriots WR Brandon LaFell says he's out of walking boot

New England Patriots wide receiver Brandon LaFell was a guest on Sirius XM NFL Radio on Wednesday afternoon, promoting some of his community/charity work. In the process, he also provided an update on his health status.

LaFell didn't take part in offseason camps and was spotted in pictures at charity events with a boot on his left foot.

"Just a few lingering injuries that happened in the late part of the regular season that I just played through throughout the playoffs," LaFell told host Bruce Murray. "Finally got some time off to let my body heal up properly; I’m out of the boot now and I’m just looking forward to starting camp.”

LaFell, who also played through a nagging shoulder injury last season, had a career year in his first season in New England by totaling 74 catches for 953 yards and seven touchdowns.

On Sirius, he talked about how he benefited from catching a lot of passes this offseason and by staying "within the playbook and continue to pick [Tom] Brady's mind and try to get better."

LaFell also spent time devoted to his charitable foundation, hosting a football camp with proceeds benefiting children with speech delays.

"[Kids] are shy to speak because a lot of people tell them 'we can't understand you' or 'we don't know what you're talking about.' We're trying to work our way in these school districts and have volunteers come out and give kids a little speech therapy and speech sessions in the city of Houston," he said.