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.