Report: Patriots extending Julian Edelman

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The Patriots are keeping the Super Bowl MVP in the fold beyond this year.

Julian Edelman, whose contract was set to expire after the 2019 season, is finalizing a multi-year extension to stay in New England, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

The 32-year-old Edelman now has a good chance to play his whole career with the Patriots, who drafted him in the seventh round in 2009.

Edelman was suspended for the first four games of last season for violating the PED policy but had a strong season after that, with 74 catches for 850 yards and six touchdowns in 12 games. He also ran the ball nine times for a career-high 107 yards and had 154 yards on 20 punt returns.

He was even better in the playoffs, totaling 388 receiving yards in three postseason games, and culminating with a Super Bowl MVP award. He’s been a big part of what the Patriots have done on offense in recent years, and he’ll continue to be.

97 responses to “Report: Patriots extending Julian Edelman

  1. His juggling catch with 3 defenders all over him in the Super Bowl against Atlanta is probably the greatest catch I’ve seen in 55 years of watching the NFL. The focus he had to maintain was incredible to snatch that ball.

    Great player, well deserved extension.

  2. Way to go Jules, should get paid a lot more than some of these divas. But according to them you are not a “real” WR…. Show them your SB rings tan lines.. Covers your knuckles.. Rings could be converted to bracelets.

  3. Down in the Superbowl, Brady going through his mom’s struggles with cancer… He straps on his helmet and looked at the GOAT and said… Let’s go win this for “YOUR” mom.. Twice. Not for his, but for his friends mom… That’s a MAN.

  4. The PED talk is nonsense.

    NFL players with broken bodies have the right to medical care to recover from their injuries, get back on the field, to maintain their careers and be ready for their teammates.

    The NFL has the right to suspend players.

    Clearly, the cost of the suspension was worth the accelerated and more complete recovery.

    Losers, especially their fans, almost never take responsibility for losing.

  5. blackbug99 says:
    May 21, 2019 at 10:52 am
    Off the peds now…we’ll see 🙂

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    We all saw what it did to Peyton and it wasn’t pretty

  6. blackbug99 says:
    May 21, 2019 at 10:52 am
    Off the peds now…we’ll see 🙂

    7 56 Rate This

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    He looked a lot better than Gomer Manning off the PEDs in last year’s SB, earning SB MVP honors, still as the best WR in the AFC and has been for years.

    He also holds the best punt return average in NFL history.

    All the way to Canton……

  7. tigerlilac says:
    May 21, 2019 at 11:17 am

    Losers, especially their fans, almost never take responsibility for losing.

    But I’m sure you’ll be taking responsibility for the Patriots winning? Everyone loves guys like you at parties.

  8. The Patriots had no choice on this one. He is still very effective as seen in the SB, especially at getting yards after catch. Congrats Edelman.

  9. Wafflestomp says: Good for him. PEDs and updated masking agents cost money.
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    A fan of the PED Packers should know that more than anyone.

  10. Orchids of Asia Groupon says:
    May 21, 2019 at 11:23 am
    tigerlilac says:
    May 21, 2019 at 11:17 am

    Losers, especially their fans, almost never take responsibility for losing.

    But I’m sure you’ll be taking responsibility for the Patriots winning? Everyone loves guys like you at parties.

    2 3 Rate This

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    At least he attends parties. You sit in a basement and have never kissed a girl.

  11. Another 7th round American success story. Why owners waste their money on “head cases” is a mystery. You know who they are.

  12. Guy Hence says:
    May 21, 2019 at 11:38 am
    Another 7th round American success story. Why owners waste their money on “head cases” is a mystery. You know who they are.

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    Same reason BB drafted Brady….It’s as much about detecting the player’s heart and drive aka coachability as it is the Combine or skill set.

    When you convert a college QB who ran a lot to a HOF WR, you’re clearly the greatest GM and Coach in sports history.

  13. With all that extra dough he’s getting hopefully he can get a better supply of PEDs or maybe chip in a couple of bucks so Kraft can get a handy from someone not forced to do it.

    Dallas Cowboys North, sickening.

    Patriots make me wanna barf.

  14. The NFL drug testing system is a joke. I’m sure whatever Edelman got caught with, virtually every player and many people in this country use.

  15. I would hope that all our great players take peds when needed for injury . Even the potential suspension is a plus since often not fully ready to go yet. As long as they’re men and don’t blame it on wifey – like you know who.

  16. His juggling catch with 3 defenders all over him in the Super Bowl against Atlanta is probably the greatest catch I’ve seen in 55 years of watching the NFL. The focus he had to maintain was incredible to snatch that ball.

    Homer Vision at its finest. I can think of several Steeler catches that put the PED Cheat to shame…..but keep bringing the HomerVision its funny.

  17. Why is a Steeler fan even posting on the patriots article about great catches ? for one thing they haven’t won a Super Bowl in over 10 years and didn’t even make the playoffs last year! So what catch was so great??? Not to mention their coach tripped a Player, give me a break !

  18. tylawspick6 says:
    May 21, 2019 at 11:31 am
    Orchids of Asia Groupon says:
    May 21, 2019 at 11:23 am
    tigerlilac says:
    May 21, 2019 at 11:17 am

    Losers, especially their fans, almost never take responsibility for losing.

    But I’m sure you’ll be taking responsibility for the Patriots winning? Everyone loves guys like you at parties.

    2 3 Rate This

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    At least he attends parties. You sit in a basement and have never kissed a girl.

    Every time you post I picture you as that guy who actually got the patriots helmet tattooed on his head.

  19. Damn, so many PED comments. Show me the team that doesn’t have a player who has at least 1 PED violation. The article is about an extension that he clearly deserves. Get over it…

  20. If BB knew Brady was a winner then why not draft him in the First round? Why wait until the 6th? Explain that logic to me Patriots Homers who think they are NFL Coaches/GMs.

  21. Ron Jull says:
    May 21, 2019 at 11:42 am
    With all that extra dough he’s getting hopefully he can get a better supply of PEDs or maybe chip in a couple of bucks so Kraft can get a handy from someone not forced to do it.

    Dallas Cowboys North, sickening.

    Patriots make me wanna barf.

    4 15 Rate This

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    Your jealousy and approval of cheater Goodell is hilarious. You’re so dumb, what Goodell tried to do the last 10+ years, has failed.

    Do you believe in the Easter Bunny, too?

    Say hey! Has Tyreek Hill been suspended yet? Hmm. Why is Kareem Hunt still in the NFL and Ray Rice isn’t?

    The video wasn’t violent enough or is it because the protected players are all in the AFC, NOT on NE?

    Hmm?

    Are you honestly this stupid?

    See you in Miami, dipstick.

  22. superpatriotsfan says:
    May 21, 2019 at 12:29 pm
    If BB knew Brady was a winner then why not draft him in the First round? Why wait until the 6th? Explain that logic to me Patriots Homers who think they are NFL Coaches/GMs.

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    Drew Bledsoe’s multi million dollar mega deal in 1999. Easy.

    BB just arrived in NE in 2000. Are you honestly this dumb? Wait! You are! You’re a Jets fan!

    lol!

  23. Orchids of Asia Groupon says:
    May 21, 2019 at 12:22 pm
    tylawspick6 says:
    May 21, 2019 at 11:31 am
    Orchids of Asia Groupon says:
    May 21, 2019 at 11:23 am
    tigerlilac says:
    May 21, 2019 at 11:17 am

    Losers, especially their fans, almost never take responsibility for losing.

    But I’m sure you’ll be taking responsibility for the Patriots winning? Everyone loves guys like you at parties.

    2 3 Rate This

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    At least he attends parties. You sit in a basement and have never kissed a girl.

    Every time you post I picture you as that guy who actually got the patriots helmet tattooed on his head.

    0 0 Rate This

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    No, I am the guy who manages a 12 mil/per year business and throttles mouthbreathers like you on the internet who can’t see Goodell has been cheating for over 10 years to try to take down the Pats, and it’s FAILED.

  24. a tip of the hat and a big thumbs up to the little man who sure could n throw too that very opportune pass that got us all jacked .. and lets hope that billy b in a tad generous with the last contract cash …. as he will go down as one of the great ones when its all said and done

  25. supercoltsfan says:
    May 21, 2019 at 12:29 pm
    If BB knew Brady was a winner then why not draft him in the First round?…
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    Because BB knew Tom Brady would still be available in the sixth round, in spite of your team’s GM at the time, Bill Polian, having a first round grade on Brady.

  26. Because BB knew Tom Brady would still be available in the sixth round, in spite of your team’s GM at the time, Bill Polian, having a first round grade on Brady.
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    Wrong! Patriot draft officials said themselves, if they know Brady would be this great, they definitely would not have waited to the 6th round.

  27. Watch the Brady 6. They clearly state the above comment. Not everything NE does is amazing or calculated. They cheat, very lucky, don’t pay players, PEDS, QB taking discounts every year. No wonder…

  28. You know they tried to create “Who wants to be a millionaire” like show in the USSR. They discovered that when the contestant “asked the audience” the majority of the russian crowd would purposefully give the wrong answer. Researched this was shown out of jealousy that the contestant might get something the audience didn’t. I can’t help but see this paralleled by the hatred of the PATS.

  29. These guys know better than to join other teams and start talking about how NE has been cheating all these years. I’m sure Don Belicheat has a rule about that.

  30. tylawspick6 says:
    May 21, 2019 at 12:36 pm

    No, I am the guy who manages a 12 mil/per year business and throttles mouthbreathers like you on the internet who can’t see Goodell has been cheating for over 10 years to try to take down the Pats, and it’s FAILED.
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    No, you’re the guy who posts incessantly on the internet on PFT on just about anything. There’s no way daddy is letting you run his business.

  31. nite2al says:
    May 21, 2019 at 1:23 pm
    Watch the Brady 6. They clearly state the above comment. Not everything NE does is amazing or calculated. They cheat, very lucky, don’t pay players, PEDS, QB taking discounts every year. No wonder…

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    Lets see… not paying players, and QBs taking a discount is calculated. Even cheating and taking PEDs would be calculated. Lucky? No. The Patriots were lucky to win a few close Super Bowls and unlucky to lose a few close Super Bowls. I would say they have the same luck as any team. Making it to 9 Super Bowls was not luck.

  32. TimTebowGodOfFootballKarma says:
    May 21, 2019 at 1:34 pm
    These guys know better than to join other teams and start talking about how NE has been cheating all these years. I’m sure Don Belicheat has a rule about that.

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    Do you really think that the Patriots cheat that much better than all the other teams? Why are the other teams so stupid?

  33. wib22 says:
    May 21, 2019 at 11:37 am
    Perfect player to catch Brady’s 5 yard outs.

    That they have used every year since 2009 to beat your team, and the rest of the league, like rented mules. Edelman has three Super Bowl rings AND an MVP trophy.

    I’ll take 5 yards outs, wins, and championships vs. consolation banners any day!

    Until somebody can stop the 5 yard passes keep throwing them.

    As a side note, Brady’s stats beat Luck’s stats for the same period Luck has been in the league, even if you exclude Brady’s 2017 year to more closely look at records. Yards, completion %, TDs, Rating, QBR, and Ints, while Y/A and Y/C are nearly identical. For his career, Brady’s Y/A and Y/C are nearly identical to Luck’s. At 7.5 yards, Brady’s Y/A is just behind Russell Wilson (7.9), Roger’s (7.8), Ben’s (7.7), Rivers (7.8), Brees(7.6), and Ryan’s (7.5). So much for the noodle arm barb.

  34. frank booth says:
    May 21, 2019 at 1:37 pm
    tylawspick6 says:
    May 21, 2019 at 12:36 pm

    No, I am the guy who manages a 12 mil/per year business and throttles mouthbreathers like you on the internet who can’t see Goodell has been cheating for over 10 years to try to take down the Pats, and it’s FAILED.
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    No, you’re the guy who posts incessantly on the internet on PFT on just about anything. There’s no way daddy is letting you run his business.

    3 3 Rate This

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    My dad has Alzheimer’s and didn’t have his own business. I also didn’t say it MY business. I said I manage the business> The difference is I am not a moron like you and others.

    Hint: I could turn the JEts around in 2 years by telling the Johsnons to go away. But, as a Pats fan, I like sit back and laugh.

  35. bullcharger says:
    May 21, 2019 at 2:02 pm
    TimTebowGodOfFootballKarma says:
    May 21, 2019 at 1:34 pm
    These guys know better than to join other teams and start talking about how NE has been cheating all these years. I’m sure Don Belicheat has a rule about that.

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    Do you really think that the Patriots cheat that much better than all the other teams? Why are the other teams so stupid?
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    It is because they win. Everybody loves to forget that the Atlanta Falcons were caught amplifying noise in their dome, which is more shady than balls and stealing signal IMHO.

  36. superpatriotsfan says:
    May 21, 2019 at 12:29 pm
    If BB knew Brady was a winner then why not draft him in the First round? Why wait until the 6th? Explain that logic to me Patriots Homers who think they are NFL Coaches/GMs.

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    Brady was always a winner… that’s indisputable and obvious when watching him in college. and scouts of many teams have said as much and agree. However, in terms of draft position, did you see Brady’s combine? He was well liked for his competitiveness and coachability, but it didn’t look like he could become an NFL ready QB physically. Nobody though he could do it. Of course in the 6th round it’s no risk at all.

    Brady could have been great anywhere he went, but he may never had the chance elsewhere. QBs drafted in the late rounds are usually camp bodies. Brady was given a real chance to compete which is a very unique aspect to Belichick’s organization. Once players are in the door it’s all based on current and future performance. Pedigree and past performance are irrelevant there. Not the same as most other teams.

  37. huge % of NFL players take PEDs. They should be allowed to, the game is violent. But the reason Edelman is a stud is because he is as tough as nails physically and mentally. Watch the NFL Films footage of playoffs, Super Bowl from this past yr, when you can clearly HEAR the punishment Edelman takes. He is a MAN. He also gets in and out of his breaks faster than virtually any receiver in the league. Then you watch these fools on tv like Nick Wright and Chris Carter who belittle Edelman. When people brought up that Edelman may make the HOF one day (which he should) Wright and Carter were laughing, on the air! Chris Carter, who never won a big game in his life, clown.

  38. superpatriotsfan says:
    May 21, 2019 at 11:30 am
    Patriots fans be like “every Patriot should be able to take PEDs and Roids to heal up”

    You lost me when the English language slipped out of your grasp.

  39. tylawspick6 says:
    May 21, 2019 at 2:10 pm
    frank booth says:
    May 21, 2019 at 1:37 pm
    tylawspick6 says:
    May 21, 2019 at 12:36 pm
    No, I am the guy who manages a 12 mil/per year business and throttles mouthbreathers like you on the internet who can’t see Goodell has been cheating for over 10 years to try to take down the Pats, and it’s FAILED.
    =================================================================================
    No, you’re the guy who posts incessantly on the internet on PFT on just about anything. There’s no way daddy is letting you run his business.
    3 3 Rate This
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    My dad has Alzheimer’s and didn’t have his own business. I also didn’t say it MY business. I said I manage the business> The difference is I am not a moron like you and others.
    Hint: I could turn the JEts around in 2 years by telling the Johsnons to go away. But, as a Pats fan, I like sit back and laugh.
    ====================================================================================================
    I doubt that the Jets or any NFL team would care less what you say. What is the business you run? Is it posting on PFT? You spend all of your time doing that so it couldn’t possibly be anything else. Sorry dude, I’ve read your posts, and only an idiot would let another idiot run their company.

  40. bullcharger says:
    May 21, 2019 at 2:17 pm
    ……….
    Brady was always a winner… that’s indisputable and obvious when watching him in college.
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    Brady was so good in college, that he helped to make David Terrell become a 1st round pick in the NFL. Terrell, a very good college player in part thanks to catching passes from Brady for a season or two, is somewhere on most all-time 1st round pick busts. Brady, OTOH, is #1 with many bullets on every all-time draft steal.

  41. Extending? Is this some sort of new medical procedure? How tall are they going to make him? Is this allowed under the CBA?

  42. So many jealous hypocrites! I’m a Boston fan, yet am man enough to recognize the greatness of and appreciation for Kobe Bryant, Peyton Manning, LeBron James, Derek Jeter, Patrick Roy, etc. I choose not to diminish the great rivalries in sports history by being a sore and pathetic loser!

  43. Congratulations hes a peice of rawhide he has some big plays left in that body keep him in the fold!

  44. I have never taken credit for a Patriots win, Groupon boy. I do take pleasure in watching the hometown team compete. No one competes harder than Edelman.

    Making a moniker out of a shameful day for the owner of a team that spanks the team you follow is the first impression we get of you. It speaks volumes.

  45. pittsburghdamned says:
    May 21, 2019 at 3:23 pm
    Hopefully he’s paying that child support to his baby mama…

    Brady & Edelman are right up there with Cromartie and Sapp.

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    Well at least none of those guys needed to actually rape “their women” like your guy

  46. Pretty clear they are clearing up cap space to make the trade for Kyle Rudolph. Vikings will pay part of his 2019 salary, Patriots will only have to give up a 6th or 7th.

  47. Sooo many comments from one embittered jamoke after another. Edelman’s got three rings, his QB and Coach have six…and they still may not be done. In the final analysis, Edelman could finish his career with four, even five rings and you’d still be spouting the same stuff. So who cares?

  48. GOAT for anyone is a popularity contest at best. Holmes, Swann and Stallworth have great SB catches, too. Brady belongs in the conversation as does Bradshaw and Ben. AB belongs in it, too. No doubt the Patriots are a great organization, as are the Steelers and many more clubs. It all depends on which team/players you are a fan of. There is no denying that all the players and teams that I mention have evidence to support the claims of being GOAT. Edelman and Brady certainly deserve consideration.

  49. steelers58blog says:
    May 21, 2019 at 5:19 pm
    GOAT for anyone is a popularity contest at best. Holmes, Swann and Stallworth have great SB catches, too. Brady belongs in the conversation as does Bradshaw and Ben. AB belongs in it, too. No doubt the Patriots are a great organization, as are the Steelers and many more clubs. It all depends on which team/players you are a fan of. There is no denying that all the players and teams that I mention have evidence to support the claims of being GOAT. Edelman and Brady certainly deserve consideration.

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    Holmes catch was incredible.

  50. Belichick noted Brady’s availability for several rounds, surprised he was still available, before finally drafting his as a compensatory pick.

    He didn’t need a QB but believed the pick was good value.

    He then developed him as a player, elevated him to Bledsoe’s backup, and gave him the starting position for good when he earned it.

  51. Eric207 – no one in Boston “appreciated the greatness” of Jeter’s Yankees.

  52. Not lucky?
    -Tuck Rule
    -2006 AFC Brady throws game-losing pick against SD, DB fumbles where kneel down would easily win
    -Ravens WR drops winning TD pass in championship game
    -Brady throws pass right to DB late in Carolina SB and he drops it
    -ATL meltdown in SB
    -Bush league play call to bend rules against Ravens
    -Numeous bailouts by refs
    -Philly terrible clock management in SB
    -Goff choke job, No PI call
    -Ravens missed FG in championship game
    -Carroll trying to out-smart room in SB
    -Oh, they were unlucky against Giants? You avg 30+ pts a game that year, gimme a break

    No! Not lucky all!!

  53. How come Patriots homers are so sensitive? They claim to be running multi million dollar businesses and yet here they are defending their dishonorable team to no end? Me think they are lying….the Patriot way.

  54. tigerlilac says:
    May 21, 2019 at 3:40 pm
    I have never taken credit for a Patriots win, Groupon boy. I do take pleasure in watching the hometown team compete. No one competes harder than Edelman.

    Making a moniker out of a shameful day for the owner of a team that spanks the team you follow is the first impression we get of you. It speaks volumes.
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    For a guy who says he “doesn’t take credit” you sure do get easily offended by people who discredit it. As for your gross owner, I mean, it’s hilarious and we’re all laughing at you. So yeah.

  55. nite2al says:
    May 21, 2019 at 8:20 pm
    Not lucky?
    -Tuck Rule. The call was correct based on the rule. It happened to the Patriots earlier that season in favor of the Jets
    -2006 AFC Brady throws game-losing pick against SD, DB fumbles where kneel down would easily win — Ball was pulled out by Troy brown. That’s a play not luck

    -Ravens WR drops winning TD pass in championship game. Ball was AGAIN knocked out of his hands. NOT dropped. Again that’s a Sb making a play
    -Brady throws pass right to DB late in Carolina SB and he drops it. Happens all the time , so yeah they got lucky on that play.
    -ATL meltdown in SB. Atl didn’t melt down. Patriots made the plays when they had too. Saying it was a melt down discredits every thing the Patriots did in the second half
    -Bush league play call to bend rules against Ravens
    -Numeous bailouts by refs
    -Philly terrible clock management in SB
    -Goff choke job, No PI call
    -Ravens missed FG in championship game
    -Carroll trying to out-smart room in SB
    -Oh, they were unlucky against Giants? You avg 30+ pts a game that year, gimme a break

    No! Not lucky all!!

    So to sum up when a team in ANY sport wins a championship or multiple championships , YES there is always some luck involved
    But to put it all on that is STUPID. Clearly just another jealous fan.

  56. I wonder if Bart Starr, Johnny Unitas and Joe Montana were drafted late and “passed up” by every team… Quick search.. Yes they were. Johnny was cut by the steelers, crazy right. You haters bore me.

  57. They should name Edelmans catch “The Immaculate Reception” but it’s already been taken.
    Some guys have all the luck, some guys get all the breaks and some guys do nothing but complain. A song by Rod Stewart, that has become the Patriots haters theme song.

  58. billsrthefuture says:
    May 21, 2019 at 7:43 pm

    Eric207 – no one in Boston “appreciated the greatness” of Jeter’s Yankees.
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    No one’s encouraging you (or cares enough to encourage you) to appreciate the Patriots, Brady, Edelman or anyone else.
    So just keep on doing what you do; thus far it’s worked out fabulously.

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