Report: Julian Edelman close to extension

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Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman is heading into the final year of his current deal with the team, but it may not long before he puts his signature on a longer pact.

Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that Edelman is close to signing an extension that would keep him in New England. Garafolo adds that the deal should be completed in the next day or so.

Edelman has been Tom Brady’s most frequent target over the last four years and has caught 356 passes for 3,826 yards and 20 touchdowns over that span. The Patriots have added Brandin Cooks to their receiving corps this year, but it’s probably a good bet that Edelman will remain in a similar role for an offense that has little reason to break what doesn’t need fixing.

The Patriots have exercised an option on Cooks’ contract for 2018 and also have Chris Hogan and Malcolm Mitchell signed for next season. Danny Amendola is set to become a free agent and the Patriots also signed Andrew Hawkins to a one-year deal recently.

38 responses to “Report: Julian Edelman close to extension

  1. Danny Amendola… took a pay cut… this year again… He will sign on again next year at Vet minimum.

    Receiving corps look to be Brady’s strongest since the days of Moss.

    This is going to be fun

  2. I’m guessing it will be for 2-3 years more max which is exactly what it should be….. Guessing around 15 mill with 10 guaranteed….

  3. He gets hurt and is a bit older, probably 2 years of prime quality left. Plus the Patriots have other receivers.
    I don’t think he gets a big payday from Belichick.

  4. This is great news. I thought he would be gone after this year. He has been so underpaid because he was injured the year his rookie contract expired and, for most of it, played behind Welker. Is Schefter on vacation? I thought he was the one who now gets all Patriots stories.

  5. Product of the scheme and QB. NE WR’s are a bunch of #3’s on the field at once. Name one NE WR that would be a #1 somewhere else?
    He’s Welker 2.0, though Wes was a better player. This is why Brady is considered the Goat, cause he nobody’s somebody’s.
    God I hate him. Respect him, but hate him.

  6. Edelman would run into a brick wall for Belichick. Great catch in the SBowl. Great draft pick. Pats don’t usually reward players for the past, but in this case. I hope they do.

  7. I think their backup WR’s and TE would be starters on half the teams in the league.

  8. Apparently every time he throws the double pass he shows up after the game with a big bag of ice on his shoulder. That’s just the sort of thing a football supernerd like Belichick loves and will reward.

  9. “Crappy receiver when NOT playing for New England.”

    He was drafted by the Patriots numbnuts.

  10. Even at his size, Edelman brings attitude to the NE offense and isn’t afraid to go head to head (literally) with the toughest defenders in the league.

  11. Only a Patriots fan would think Edelman is better than Beasley.

    15.5 sacks is 100 receptions for 1500 yards 12+ TD type stuff.

    Even if they were the same age, in the draft Beasley would be drafted in the top 5 (went 8th overall) and Edelman would be a late first round type of guy.

    Edelman is great, he’s not Vic Beasley great.

  12. Hopefully he is around for 3 more playoff runs at his current production and he will cement his status as the Greatest Clutch Playoff Receiver in History surpassing that Rice fellow.

  13. .
    Over the course of 8 seasons with the Patriots, Edelman has made a grand total of 16 million dollars. New England is right in taking care of Edelman now. I would speculate that the deal will be more about the signing bonus and less about the years.
    .

  14. Lets do the math

    GOAT QB and Both back-ups have won NFL Games

    Best Secondary in the NFL

    Best Receiver/TE Core in the NFL

    Best Special Teams in the NFL

    Best Coaching in the NFL

    Best Running Back Depth in the NFL

    19-0

  15. Pound for pound (5’10”, 195 lb) he is one of the toughest guys out there. Not afraid to go across the middle. And although he has the occasional drop, that catch in the SB makes up for them. He threw a TD pass against the Ravens (surprised Harbaugh didn’t try to get the rule changed so only QBs can throw) and I recall one year Belichick had him playing corner as the secondary was devastated. A very athletic dude. NE would be foolish not to give this guy what ever he wants.

  16. u really gotta love the hate…just when the Pats fans think there’s no more reason to trash talk the haters show up and make it fun again…and you know they’re all crying in there fruity pebbles reading about this team

  17. Anyone remember the last big play Beasley made? Me neither. Biggest cheer I ever heard at Gillette was the Edelman double pass to Amendola against the Ravens. “Jules, need any notice if I call that? Nah’.

  18. TREMENDOUS news for the World Champion Patriots and their superior fans!

    Yup.

    🙂

  19. Extend him please so he can be around for Garropolo era. They had chemistry for the two games they started together last season.

  20. superpatriotsfan says:
    Jun 8, 2017 1:50 PM
    Crappy receiver when NOT playing for New England.
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    chipster not only has Edelman never played at receiver for anyone else at the pro level he didn’t even play the position at all prior to getting drafted by the Pats. The last time he played for someone other than NE he was the starting QB for Kent State. Man are you bad at this.

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