Bill Belichick: Too early to talk about Julian Edelman for next season

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Patriots head coach Bill Belichick confirmed something at his Friday press conference that a lot of people probably took for granted.

Wide receiver Julian Edelman will not be returning for the team’s Week 17 game against the Jets. He has been on injured reserve due to his knee since the start of November and was designated to return a couple of weeks ago, but Belichick said the veteran wideout won’t be activated.

Belichick also said Edelman, who had 21 catches for 315 yards, did not have a setback.

“I wouldn’t say that, no. I would just say he wasn’t ready to play and won’t be ready to play,” Belichick said, via Ryan Hannable of WEEI.

Edelman is signed for next season, but Belichick said it’s too early to talk about whether he’ll be back with the Patriots for a 13th season.

9 responses to “Bill Belichick: Too early to talk about Julian Edelman for next season

  1. I bet he would have been available to play if Brady was still there. He’s just staying away from all the Pats losing & will be a cling-on to Brady next yr, just like Gronk.

  2. Pats are dumping all the older high salaried players to free up massive cap space for the rebuild

  3. The guys a warrior, no doubt. He’s taken so many shots and fought through a lot of injuries. I hope if he comes back, he’s like his old self and not a shell.

  4. Brady’s longevity is amazingly clear when you realize he teamed up with 3 different slot receivers (Troy Brown; Wes Welker; Julian Edelman) who were all-time greats for the Patriots and Brady is still going strong.

    Julian was a 7th round pick, a converted college QB, who has the heart of a lion and a knack for moving the sticks and making the big play with everything on the line. His double pass to Amendola to help beat the Ravens in a playoff divisional game that the Pats trailed late by 14 was one of my favorites.

  5. Brady’s longevity is amazingly clear when you realize he teamed up with 3 different slot receivers

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    According to system expert, the reason Brady could turn cheap receivers into play makers is because Belichick is very cheap.

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