With the Patriots once again putting the screws to receiver Julian Edelman, Edelman finally may be screwing back.
Per multiple reports, Edelman will visit the 49ers on Friday.
Edelman, who generated 1,056 receiving yards in 2013, would provide an intriguing complement to a receiving corps that includes Michael Crabtree, Anquan Boldin, and Vernon Davis.
The Patriots had made Edelman an offer on a three-year deal, pressing him to take it before the launch of free agency. It’s unclear whether the door is open for a potential return.
The Browns also are reportedly interested in Edelman.
Last year, the Patriots signed Edelman to a one-year, $715,000 contract, eventually converting 80 percent of a $50,000 workout bonus to a Week One roster bonus. He ended up being the most reliable and durable target for quarterback Tom Brady.