Brandon LaFell, still rounding into form, puts himself at 90 percent

Brandon LaFell has totaled 13 catches for 240 yards since returning from injury. Winslow Townson/AP Images for Panini

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- New England Patriots wide receiver Brandon LaFell missed the first five games of the season as he opened the year on the physically unable to perform list (left foot), but now that he’s played four games, he feels like he’s almost where he needs to be.

“The first couple games, I wasn’t used to my rhythm out there yet with Tom [Brady], the timing was off, and my legs were really heavy,” LaFell said Tuesday on SiriusXM NFL Radio.

“We had a long week leading up to the Redskins game [Nov. 8] and I got a lot of practice time with Tom, a lot of extra one-on-one time after practice, and got my legs back underneath me. I’ve been playing good ball the last few games and I’m hoping I can continue that chemistry with Tom because we’re going to need it because we lost a big guy in [Julian] Edelman.”

Asked if he was 100 percent, LaFell said he still feels there’s an aspect of working his way back.

“I’m about 90 right now,” he said on the program. “I think me at 90 percent is good enough to go out here, get open and catch balls. But I wish I was back at 100 percent.”

LaFell, who said he took advantage of the time away from playing to sharpen his understanding of the mental side of the team's offense, has played 226 offensive snaps over four games. He has totaled 13 catches for 240 yards.