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Patriots hang onto Julian Edelman

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On the same day the Patriots signed one receiver to an offer sheet, they reached a deal with one of their own.

According to Mike Garafolo of USA Today, wide receiver Julian Edeman will re-sign with the Patriots today, on a one-year deal.

Edelman visited with the Giants, before deciding to stay home. He’s always teased with his talent and versatility, but hasn’t played 16 games in a season yet.

The Patriots have stocked up on wideouts this offseason, using their traditional fling-them-against-the-wall-and-see-what sticks approach. The big add was Danny Amendola, but Donald Jones and Michael Jenkins will be around for a chance to catch passes from Tom Brady, even if the Steelers match the offer to Emmanuel Sanders.

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24 Responses to “Patriots hang onto Julian Edelman”
  1. miguelromerorhpat says: Apr 10, 2013 12:02 PM

    good day for my PATS..

  2. Iknoweverything says: Apr 10, 2013 12:06 PM

    This is so hilarious. The Patriots are trying everything possible to hold of the dynasty team that thr AFC’s best head coach is assembling. Mr. Andy Reid and Mr. John Dorsey are methodically showing the league how they are taking ownership of the conference.
    Add all the WR’s u want , but it still wont be enough to get Tom Brady his 1st legitimate title.

  3. blacknole08 says: Apr 10, 2013 12:07 PM

    Good move by the Pats. They couldn’t afford to let him go.

    Edelman was more valuable to their offense last year than Welker before he got injured. He’s younger and a better punt returner.

  4. Stiller43 says: Apr 10, 2013 12:13 PM

    Kind of odd they also are trying to give up a 3rd rounder for an injury prone 30 catch a year guy then…i figure amendola, edelman, and jenkins can do well (its tom freakin brady, after all)…maybe use that 3rd on a talented rookie for 4 years of cheap service rather than an expensive veteran for 1 year who has health problems.

  5. larryboodry says: Apr 10, 2013 12:14 PM

    This was a guy I had hoped the Bears might target in FA, but still happy for him staying put…Hope he has a great season.

  6. tatatoothy says: Apr 10, 2013 12:33 PM

    if they like edelman so much why did the give amendola so much money to sign?

  7. larryboodry says: Apr 10, 2013 12:47 PM

    Can someone who claims to know everything still be considered an idiot?

  8. terripet says: Apr 10, 2013 12:49 PM

    No other team wanted him

  9. tedmurph says: Apr 10, 2013 12:57 PM

    Good week for the Pats, going back to the TKelly deal. Glad Edelman’s back, good depth guy and punt returner. Amendola was paid like the starter they expect him to become for them, but his contract is not that bad, ave 6 mil a yr with only 10 mil guaranteed.

  10. shayeezy says: Apr 10, 2013 12:59 PM

    i’m a chiefs fan but that Iknoweverything guy gives me the creeps.

  11. steelerben says: Apr 10, 2013 12:59 PM

    Sounds like the Pats plan on turning up the heat on that no huddle offense. They’re going to need serviceable rotation at all the skill positions if they plan on running more offensive plays this season than last.

  12. picksix401 says: Apr 10, 2013 1:01 PM

    edelman almost left the club with someone else butit’s good to see the patriots held on to him by a finger

  13. CKL says: Apr 10, 2013 1:01 PM

    tatatoothy says:
    Apr 10, 2013 12:33 PM
    if they like edelman so much why did the give amendola so much money to sign?
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    I dunno, maybe because they didn’t have any WR under contract except practice squad guys like Ebert when they signed Amendola? Just a guess. Edelman might have told them he was going to test FA before he’d consider any offer from them too.

    I’m glad Edelman is back, he has a little of that competitive spirit/juice like WW does. Teams need those type of guys. My guess is their interest in Cribbs was mainly due to uncertainly on JE returning.

  14. gisellichek says: Apr 10, 2013 1:04 PM

    I like Edelman… I like this move… I like what they are doing at WR also… although the Samders move is perplexing… I cant help but wonder what the attraction is for this guy and why a one year deal… Although I remember the offseason they picked up Welker using this same tactic… Didn’t they pull a coup in the draft that season also by grapping Moss also…

    I am kinda excited to see what is next for this offseason…

  15. patsfiend says: Apr 10, 2013 1:11 PM

    Excellent. Edelman was off to a great start last year before he got hurt / Landry went after him.

    Still wish they could get a receiver with some height downfield that’s not named Gronk… but maybe Jones will work out in that regard.

    Welcome back, Wally Pipp.

  16. EJ says: Apr 10, 2013 1:18 PM

    Another Receiver that is a product of a good QB. If Edelman was being fed the ball by anyone else, he wouldn’t look as good. Same as Wes Welker, but we won’t see Welker’s numbers drop this season because he is going from one good QB to another.

  17. bgm9876 says: Apr 10, 2013 1:37 PM

    the bills need a WR, i wish the bills took him. dirty patrits are thaking everybody.

  18. GrossmanDaSexCannon says: Apr 10, 2013 1:46 PM

    Wow BB, you even hear of a fake team and you gotta destroy it.

    RIP PFT’s WR core…

  19. harrisonhits2 says: Apr 10, 2013 1:53 PM

    “Iknoweverything says:
    Apr 10, 2013 12:06 PM
    This is so hilarious. The Patriots are trying everything possible to hold of the dynasty team that thr AFC’s best head coach is assembling. Mr. Andy Reid and Mr. John Dorsey are methodically showing the league how they are taking ownership of the conference.”
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    Nice player to retain, makes me feel much better about the Pat’s receiving corps.

    And iknownothing, lol at a Chiefs fan taking shots at any other team. Reid is not going to take ownership of anything. His clock management is terrible and his teams rarely show any sense of urgency no matter what the situation is.

    lol

  20. CKL says: Apr 10, 2013 3:10 PM

    EJ says:
    Apr 10, 2013 1:18 PM
    Another Receiver that is a product of a good QB. If Edelman was being fed the ball by anyone else, he wouldn’t look as good. Same as Wes Welker, but we won’t see Welker’s numbers drop this season because he is going from one good QB to another.
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    I think WW’s numbers will drop simply because the Broncos have two other WRs outside who defenses have to concentrate on. WW never had that in NE. He’ll probably grab about 70-80 balls in Denver.

  21. alskdh says: Apr 10, 2013 3:31 PM

    Welker

  22. artworkworld says: Apr 10, 2013 4:17 PM

    Glad to see him back. He is a classic Patriot, willing to play whatever role necessary. He can return kicks, line up in the slot, line up in the backfield, or play cornerback.

  23. harrisonhits2 says: Apr 10, 2013 4:25 PM

    Another Receiver that is a product of a good QB. If Edelman was being fed the ball by anyone else, he wouldn’t look as good. Same as Wes Welker, but we won’t see Welker’s numbers drop this season because he is going from one good QB to another.

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    @ej,

    That statement applies to any receiver going from a good QB to a bad QB no matter what players are involved. Or from playing for a team with a good oline as compared to a bad one.

  24. TheWizard says: Apr 10, 2013 7:22 PM

    I’m glad he’s back.

    If these injury prone guys on offense could actually stay on the field for a whole season in the same season, it would be fun to watch.

    It’s hard to believe Edelman, Amendola, Gronk, and Hernandez are going to be able to do that, but it sure would be an explosive bunch.

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