Julian Edelman didn’t get a call from Bucs before they signed Cole Beasley

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Over the summer, former Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman hinted that he’d consider coming out of retirement this season when he said “we’ll see” when asked what he’d do if Tom Brady gave him a call about returning to the field.

Due to injuries and Mike Evans‘ suspension, the Buccaneers found themselves in need of some wide receiver help this week and they addressed that need by signing former Bills wideout Cole Beasley to their practice squad. They did so without gauging Edelman’s interest in playing again.

“I don’t want to talk about this,” Edelman said on Inside the NFL. “They signed Cole Beasley. I didn’t get a call.”

Edelman also said this summer that he’d “probably go back to the Patriots” if he had his choice, but New England hasn’t shown any sign of wanting him back so Edelman’s future may remain devoted to talking about NFL football rather than playing it.

33 responses to “Julian Edelman didn’t get a call from Bucs before they signed Cole Beasley

  1. Edelman is junk. Even in his prime he never got open unless the Pats ran their dirty pick n roll pass plays.

  2. Mr. Edelman, Tom Brady isn’t on Line 1.

    Dude has long since retired. He wont be coming back. He is enjoying being semi-famous in NEw England.

  3. Edelman’s regular season stats will keep him out of the HOF. His playoff performances will keep him in the conversation when his year comes up. Great player. Just not “all time great.”

  4. pittsburghdamned says:
    September 21, 2022 at 10:50 am
    Edelman is junk. Even in his prime he never got open unless the Pats ran their dirty pick n roll pass plays.

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    Do you not watch the games? Sure you saw the Super Bowl against the Seahawks and Falcons when the defenders referred to him as “unguardable”.

  5. Edelman the only thing great about the Pats

    Saw him play QB at Kent State while I was in grad school working for the team. As far as the rest of the Pats including Belicheat they remain cheaters

  6. Why would you call a known cheater? And why anyone would think this guy is HOF material is WAAAAYYYYYY beyond me.

  7. Not sure why it would be surprising that a team would pick up a good, free agent slot receiver who was in the league last year, rather then a guy who retired due to injury who had been out of the league for two years. And I love Edelman. I am sure his heart wants to give more then his body can deliver.

  8. He was a shell of himself when he hung it up. I can’t imagine he’s magically become less washed up since then.

  9. He’s more looking forward going to Canton in a few years. He’s done. He’s knee is done for. Any media attention he’s teased is just that.

    If he ever did come back, it’d be with NE anyway. He’s not going to pull a slimy Gronk or Brady.

    He knows who gave him the oppportunity, coached him up, believed in him and made him millions.

    Bill Belichick.

  10. pittsburghdamned says:
    September 21, 2022 at 10:50 am
    Edelman is junk. Even in his prime he never got open unless the Pats ran their dirty pick n roll pass plays.

    Yeah, okay

  11. He’s just playing it up for ratings! They are all entertainers. Edelman knows he would be nothing without Brady.

  12. Beasley is better than Edelman, plain and simple. Besides, the NFL has enough arrogant guys. Edelman needs to move on with his life’s work, whatever that is.

  13. Um, you retired because you we no longer healthy enough to play and you failed a physical. So why would they call you?

  14. pittsburghdamned says:
    September 21, 2022 at 10:50 am
    Edelman is junk. Even in his prime he never got open unless the Pats ran their dirty pick n roll pass plays.

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    You don’t have to be a pats fan (I’m not either), but let’s not be idiots here. Edelman had a fantastic career.

  15. I’m sure Edelman is a nice guy and a great teammate, but Too many times I’ve seen that dude arm bar and grab a DB when they have great coverage then act like the DB was holding. The refs being as old and deceivable, bought it over and over. Then to see Edelmans smirk afterward. Sorry can’t stand him

  16. dabears2485 says:
    September 21, 2022 at 11:06 am
    Edelman’s regular season stats will keep him out of the HOF. His playoff performances will keep him in the conversation when his year comes up. Great player. Just not “all time great.”

    53Rate This

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    As a Bears fan, how on earth would you know what a HOF WR looks like?

  17. This shouldnt be news hes been a ghost for almost 3-4 years. No way TB12 calls for him he still wants to win games.

  18. nite2al says:
    September 21, 2022 at 11:19 am
    Why would you call a known cheater?

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    Some people would say greatest quarterback of all time. Real football fans know better than that. 🙂

  19. Edelman is aware his time has passed. He is retired and he knows if he was in uniform, his brain would write checks his body can’t cash. He is smart enough to know this.

  20. Edelman was a human chain mover and a big game baller. The mean girl comments reveal more about the poster than Edelman for sure.

  21. Edelman retired with bone on bone in his knee. That does not heal. He’s done playing pro football.

  22. I like Edelman,he was a hard nose player. But if he was healthy enough to play he would be in NE helping Mac Jones. Coaches know when a player is done. Players don’t.

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