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Patriots, Julian Edelman agree to contract extension

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Patriots receiver Julian Edelman is a big part of New England’s present, and future.

Edelman and the Patriots have agreed to a contract extension, according to multiple reports. A new deal for Edelman had been expected, and now it’s done.

The 31-year-old Edelman had been heading into the final year of the four-year, $17 million contract he signed with the Patriots in 2014. He had been due to make $4 million this season.

It’s rare for the Patriots to extend players on the wrong side of 30, but they’re confident that Edelman will have a role to play for a few more years.

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43 Responses to “Patriots, Julian Edelman agree to contract extension”
  1. vancouversportsbro says: Jun 8, 2017 4:29 PM

    A few nickel and dimes for the gimp

  2. tylawspick6 says: Jun 8, 2017 4:31 PM

    thanks for everything, bb

  3. weepingjebus says: Jun 8, 2017 4:35 PM

    Roger that.

  4. twomadmapper says: Jun 8, 2017 4:35 PM

    Another weapon in the Pat’s Offense…

    Glad to retain Jules for another few years…

  5. playthegamelikejohnhannah says: Jun 8, 2017 4:36 PM

    Great news and well deserved. Congrats Jules !

  6. 345snarkavenue says: Jun 8, 2017 4:36 PM

    Excellent!

  7. maust1013 says: Jun 8, 2017 4:38 PM

    So much for the ‘Pats just chew em up and spit ’em out’ crowd. Gronk got incentives added to his deal and Edelman outplayed his contract and got an extension. Guessing with the current cap surplus it will include pretty good upfront cash to minimize impact in ’18.

  8. dlew28 says: Jun 8, 2017 4:39 PM

    Pound for pound, toughest player in the league. Clutch. Champion.

  9. somehomer says: Jun 8, 2017 4:40 PM

    The bromance lives

  10. patsfan4lifesbchamps says: Jun 8, 2017 4:40 PM

    Excellent signing. Every young QB could benefit having a veteran receiver and that’s what Garropolo will need when he takes over the reign. Think Aaron Rodgers and Donald Driver, Big Ben and Hines Ward or Andrew Luck and Reggie Wayne.

  11. logicalvoicesays says: Jun 8, 2017 4:44 PM

    Cheaters. The most corrupt loser team in sports. Zero legit Championships.

  12. dewey51 says: Jun 8, 2017 4:44 PM

    Jules is exactly the kind of player a championship team needs. Tough, no nonsense, and dedicated to the team. Doesn’t hurt that he has a man crush on his QB.
    #JE11

  13. terripet says: Jun 8, 2017 4:45 PM

    toooo old for a four year contract this will be his last year with the cheaters him n Brady will be on different teams next season

  14. TheCakeIsALie says: Jun 8, 2017 4:47 PM

    They don’t call him Incredelman for nothing…

    That Superbowl catch was worth $4M.

  15. lmyster says: Jun 8, 2017 4:49 PM

    Cheaters stick together… LOL!! Go Broncos!!!

  16. jssebastian2014 says: Jun 8, 2017 4:53 PM

    And he didn’t have to throw his ring into Mt. Doom to be rewarded.

    Some Hobbits have all the luck.

  17. gisellichek says: Jun 8, 2017 5:10 PM

    Good for Jules… This is not a typical Patriots off season… all the usual stereotypes people associate with BB are being broken…

    Somewhere Wes Welker is just shaking his head!!!

  18. girgandsonsllp says: Jun 8, 2017 5:19 PM

    As a Bills fan, I finally get to return the favor:

    Congratulations on winning the offseason

  19. magnumpimustache says: Jun 8, 2017 5:23 PM

    logicalvoicesays says:
    Jun 8, 2017 4:44 PM
    Cheaters. The most corrupt loser team in sports. Zero legit Championships.

    ————–

    And yet somehow I remember 5 super victories 2 heartbreaking super bowl losses and 1 super bowl blow out loss.

    Your sweet salty tears taste so good.

    I will fully enjoy our illegitimate championships

  20. gwhite13 says: Jun 8, 2017 5:26 PM

    Love that guy, smart, hard and above all TEAM player.

  21. mzew233 says: Jun 8, 2017 5:28 PM

    Somewhere Butler has his hands folded with his head bowed down.

    Not sure how you leave a man like that hanging who is basically responsible for one of your Super Bowl rings Bill, and Bobby

  22. ninerfan81 says: Jun 8, 2017 5:38 PM

    will probably be a 1 year deal, 2 years Max…

  23. electricboogalo says: Jun 8, 2017 5:43 PM

    Not enough concussions yet for BB to let him go.

  24. docsmith54 says: Jun 8, 2017 5:56 PM

    Edelman breaks the hearts of 31 teams. Al-time money baller.

  25. factpurveyor says: Jun 8, 2017 6:25 PM

    logicalvoicesays says:
    Jun 8, 2017 4:44 PM

    Cheaters. The most corrupt loser team in sports. Zero legit Championships.
    ————————————————————–
    Those on the extreme left side of the Bell Curve will always agree with postings like that. They really have no choice.

    The NFL can’t even release the PSI information from the 2015 NFL season because it would contradict your posting. The NFL invested too much time and money marketing that nonsense to nimrods to subsequently release a reports that would say the opposite.

  26. channer81 says: Jun 8, 2017 6:30 PM

    1/4 the price of Randall Cobb. A little over 7 mil more than Jarvis Landry’s rookie deal.

    Once BB and Brady are gone so will these discounts your franchise have been able to pull off over the past decade for quality talent. Dude is worth way more than that..

  27. kcbosch says: Jun 8, 2017 6:36 PM

    I caught it, I caught it…

  28. factpurveyor says: Jun 8, 2017 6:46 PM

    girgandsonsllp says:
    Jun 8, 2017 5:19 PM

    As a Bills fan, I finally get to return the favor:

    Congratulations on winning the offseason

    ———————————————————-
    Some how it seems different when a team is wearing championship hats and t-shirts while winning the offseason.

  29. dudeicle says: Jun 8, 2017 6:51 PM

    I hope he got a nice payday for that SB catch

  30. Obi Wan Jablowme says: Jun 8, 2017 6:58 PM

    Can’t help but think this means Edelman and Brady are both retiring together at the end of their deals…

  31. YouCryin?PatsMustBeDoingTheirJob says: Jun 8, 2017 7:03 PM

    Champion. Twice. And counting.

  32. townie45 says: Jun 8, 2017 7:20 PM

    Pretty good career for the Kent State QB. God bless the man.

  33. nhpats says: Jun 8, 2017 7:49 PM

    terripet says:
    Jun 8, 2017 4:45 PM
    toooo old for a four year contract this will be his last year with the cheaters him n Brady will be on different teams next season

    ———

    More likely Andrew Luck will be playing on a different team next season

  34. droppedinagreasefire says: Jun 8, 2017 7:57 PM

    Did Brady sign off on this?

  35. maust1013 says: Jun 8, 2017 8:13 PM

    vancouversportsbro says:
    Jun 8, 2017 4:29 PM
    A few nickel and dimes for the gimp
    =======================

    Aww poor little canooksportsbra, while his sad little non dynasty is consuming itself from the inside out the real one is taking care of it’s own. That’s got to make a still mad little bro even madder. When last seen that ‘gimp’ was making one of the greatest catches in SB history against… not the Shehawks.

    Stay mad little bro, at least you’ve got that cupcake division to help you make it to the playoffs so you can be proud of that consecutive appearance streak.

  36. harrisonhits2 says: Jun 8, 2017 8:27 PM

    Great hands, great toughness, incredible focus. He deserves every penny.

    “Can’t help but think this means Edelman and Brady are both retiring together at the end of their deals…”

    Which would mean 3 more years of Brady and company. I’d be just fine with that. I suspect the 31 other teams and their fans are hoping its a lot less than that.

  37. toybkshr says: Jun 8, 2017 8:42 PM

    Def a surprise (well deserved) and being a new father, the timing is gr8

  38. EJ says: Jun 8, 2017 8:59 PM

    Another severely underpaid Patriot player…

    Edelman has done more for that franchise than what he is being paid.

    The Patriots can get away with it because If any player complains they will say look at what Brady is making… He is not being paid like a true franchise qb…
    BUT, the truth is HE IS… Robert Kraft underpays Brady, but invests heavily in Brady’s company which is used by the team. Yes, the Patriots are funneling money through a business and into Tom Brady’s pocket… therefore avoiding a huge cap hit.
    Cheating? Naa, not the Patriots… right?
    Read this: https://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/2015/12/19/patriots-pay-business-owned-tom-brady-and-partner-with-dubious-past/C4zMzcPDgU62WMMg10qeBL/story.html

  39. Tom says: Jun 8, 2017 9:04 PM

    logicalvoicesays says:
    Jun 8, 2017 4:44 PM
    Cheaters. The most corrupt loser team in sports. Zero legit Championships.

    5 Super Bowl victories in 16 years. They didn’t cheat but they paid the price anyway. Go ask the NFL (or any non-brainfree fan) if any of their championships aren’t legit.

    Fantasy exists in the mind. Including your small one.

  40. LyinRogerMustGo says: Jun 8, 2017 11:13 PM

    OUTSTANDING news for the World Champion Patriots and their intellectually and genetically superior fans!

    🙂

  41. LyinRogerMustGo says: Jun 8, 2017 11:15 PM

    lmyster says:
    Jun 8, 2017 4:49 PM
    Cheaters stick together… LOL!! Go Broncos!!!


    Did you know the Denver Broncos are the only team in the history of the National Football League to be fined and punished for taping another team’s practices? 🙂

  42. tedy54 says: Jun 9, 2017 4:02 AM

    magnumpimustache says:
    Jun 8, 2017 5:23 PM
    logicalvoicesays says:
    Jun 8, 2017 4:44 PM
    Cheaters. The most corrupt loser team in sports. Zero legit Championships.

    ————–

    And yet somehow I remember 5 super victories 2 heartbreaking super bowl losses and 1 super bowl blow out loss.

    Your sweet salty tears taste so good.

    I will fully enjoy our illegitimate championships

    ________________________________________

    I’m enjoying the championships, too, but there is one more loss you’re forgetting. Not sure which one. Super Bowl XX was definitely a blow-out, but XXXI could probably be considered one, also, at least in the second half.

    Go Pats!

  43. nyneal says: Jun 9, 2017 5:22 AM

    Edelman is another in the long line of terrific small players who give everything they have on every play that the Patriots always seem to have.
    They had Wes Welker for years and when he was gone, Edelman stepped right up and they didn’t miss a beat. He is as tough as any player in the NFL.
    All you Patriots haters are so ridiculous. You call the Patriots cheaters and yet you never mention other teams which have done illegal things and won championships or gotten to the Supper Bowl, too.
    The Niners and Broncos both got nailed for salary cap violations and were heavily fined and lost draft picks, and the Falcons got nailed for pumping up loud music when their opponents had the ball — all of them during their Super Bowl years.
    The Patriots are just like any other team — they do what it takes to win championships. The only difference is they are the best run organization in the NFL and they do everything better than anyone else.
    You haters come off as huge whiners and your jealousy is coming through loud and clear.
    I’m a Packers fan and I give the Patriots their due. They are the best team of the last 14 or 15 years because they earned it.
    If you whiners think the Patriots are the only team to cross the line on some things, you’re either blind or just plain silly — or just a bunch of whiny babies because your team can’t beat them.

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