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Julian Edelman | Wide Receiver | #11

Team: New England Patriots
Age / DOB:  (32) / 5/22/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 200
College: Kent State
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 7 (232) / NE
Contract: view contract details

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Julian Edelman (knee) was a limited participant during OTAs Tuesday.
Edelman did not participate during team drills, but he did do some individual work and fielded punts. Recovering from an August ACL tear, the Patriots will likely ease Edelman through the offseason program, but he should be ready to go at or near the beginning of training camp. May 22 - 12:59 PM

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Julian Edelman (knee) is expected to be ready for training camp.

Edelman is five months removed from September ACL surgery. He'll sit out OTAs and likely be limited early in training camp, but the Patriots are counting on him to be fully healthy for Week 1. Signed through 2019, Edelman should return as one of Tom Brady's top targets.
Feb 10 - 2:41 PM

According to ESPN Patriots reporter Mike Reiss, Julian Edelman underwent surgery to repair his torn right ACL "within the past week."

Per Reiss, "everything went as planned." Edelman obviously won't play this season but if all goes well in his recovery, he should be back for the start of next year. The veteran slot receiver turned 31 in May.
Sun, Oct 1, 2017 08:40:00 AM

MMQB's Albert Breer reports an MRI confirmed Julian Edelman has a "complete ACL tear in his right knee."

This will knock Edelman out for the entire 2017 season. Brandin Cooks and Chris Hogan are likely to see the biggest increase in targets, but Danny Amendola potentially could play more snaps while Rex Burkhead could see some time in the slot. Turning 32 next May, Edelman is not guaranteed a speedy recovery. With no more guaranteed money left on his deal, it is not inconceivable the Patriots decide to move on.
Sat, Aug 26, 2017 12:33:00 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Patriots "suspect" Julian Edelman suffered a torn ACL in Friday night's third preseason game.

Edelman will undergo an MRI on Saturday to determine the exact nature of the injury. Edelman caught three passes for 52 yards on the Patriots' opening drive in their tuneup for the regular season, but Edelman planted his right foot to make a cut and immediately had his knee buckle a bit. Non-contact knee injuries are rarely ever followed by good news. Edelman is shaping up to be lost for the season. Chris Hogan was the biggest beneficiary Friday night, and he and Brandin Cooks would both stand to gain quite a bit if Edelman misses the year.
Fri, Aug 25, 2017 10:27:00 PM

Julian Edelman exited Friday night's third preseason game with a right knee injury.

Edelman came up limping after his third catch on the game's opening drive. He was able to make it to the sideline but had to go into the injury tent before hopping on a cart to the locker room. Edelman was reaching at the back or side of his knee after planting his foot in the turf. He caught three passes for 52 yards on the first series. We'll continue to update the situation.
Fri, Aug 25, 2017 07:17:00 PM

Julian Edelman converted only 13.3% of his red-zone targets and 11.1% of his targets inside the ten-yard line last season.

The Patriots' offseason additions of Brandin Cooks and Dwayne Allen as well as two extremely efficient red-zone rushers in Rex Burkhead and Mike Gillislee should mean a decrease in Edelman's red-zone targets. After Edelman was targeted 15 times in the red zone last season and only converted twice, the efficiency-oriented Patriots will probably scheme more targets toward the now-healthy Rob Gronkowski. You can read more about Edelman in Raymond Summerlin's article "Unreliable Red Zone Receivers" in the link below.
Sat, Jul 8, 2017 01:41:00 PM's Ian Rapoport reports Julian Edelman's two-year extension is worth $11 million, and includes $9 million in "total" guarantees.

The deal also includes $4 million in "reachable" incentives and a $5 million signing bonus. Even for a slot receiver, it's below market value, but 31-year-old Edelman will take the security in an organization that casts off its veterans at the first sign of aging. We're assuming the "total" guarantee includes Edelman's $3 million 2017 salary. Perhaps Edelman could have done better if he gambled on himself and hit the open market next offseason, but it seems like a solid deal for both sides.
Thu, Jun 8, 2017 06:09:00 PM

Patriots signed WR Julian Edelman to a two-year extension through 2019.

Edelman had been due $3 million in the final year of his contract. The terms of his extension are unknown. Now 31, Edelman caught 98 passes last season as he appeared in all 16 games for the first time since 2013. Edelman is annually amongst the league leaders in drops, but couldn't be more on the same page with Tom Brady. He's one of the league's most effective slot receivers.
Thu, Jun 8, 2017 04:21:00 PM

NFL Network's Mike Garofolo reports the Patriots and Julian Edelman are "moving toward" an extension that should be completed "in the next day or so."

The inside dynamo is headed into the final season of the four-year, $17 million deal he signed in 2014. Now 31, Edelman has a lengthy injury history and tons of competition for targets, but a near telepathic connection with Tom Brady. He also managed to play all 19 games last season. The Pats typically let veterans like Edelman walk, but he must be amenable to another team-friendly contract.
Thu, Jun 8, 2017 01:08:00 PM

Julian Edelman caught 5-of-13 targets for 87 yards in Super Bowl 51 against the Falcons.

He also rushed once for two yards and threw an incomplete pass. Eight straight Tom Brady targets to Edelman fell incomplete in the second and third quarters, but Edelman came through in the clutch with a David Tyree-esque 23-yard reception in the fourth frame that helped send the game to O.T., securing Brady's pass after it hit Robert Alford's foot. Turning 31 in May, Edelman has shown few or no signs of slowdown. He'll be a WR2 in 2017 fantasy drafts.
Sun, Feb 5, 2017 10:50:00 PM

Julian Edelman snagged eight-of-10 targets for 118 yards and a touchdown Sunday in the Patriots' AFC Championship Game win over the Steelers.

Edelman has been rolling since Rob Gronkowski went out with a season-ending back injury and that trend continued in Sunday’s AFC title game. He ate up 41 yards on a catch-and-run on the Patriots’ opening drive and never took his foot off the gas. Edelman scored his fifth career playoff touchdown on a 10-yard strike from Tom Brady late in the third quarter. He’s now the Patriots all-time leader in postseason receiving yards with 937 and also set an NFL record with Chris Hogan for the most receiving yards by two teammates in a postseason game. This marks Edelman’s third trip to the Super Bowl.
Sun, Jan 22, 2017 09:59:00 PM

Julian Edelman caught 8-of-13 targets for 137 yards in the Patriots' Divisional Round win over the Texans.

Edelman was sitting on one catch for six yards deep into the first half before improvising downfield with Tom Brady and adjusting for a 48-yard bomb, beating Texans CB Kareem Jackson. Edelman got white hot in the third quarter, torching Jackson incessantly in the short, intermediate, and deep passing games. As the Patriots' running game struggled against a stout Texans run defense, Edelman was leaned on to move the chains. He can expect another double-digit-target workload in the Conference Championship Round.
Sat, Jan 14, 2017 11:46:00 PM

Julian Edelman caught 8-of-13 targets for 151 yards and a touchdown in the Patriots' Week 17 win over the Dolphins.

His highlight-reel play was a 77-yard catch-and-run score on which Michael Floyd threw a vicious downfield block, nearly concussing Dolphins CB Tony Lippett. Edelman finishes his age-30 campaign with 98 receptions, becoming the focal point of New England's passing game in the absence of Rob Gronkowski. Edelman will get Week 18 to rest before returning for the Divisional Round.
Sun, Jan 1, 2017 05:17:00 PM

Julian Edelman delivered five catches for 89 yards on eight targets Saturday in the Patriots' Week 16 win over the Jets.

Edelman was targeted in the end zone during the second quarter but couldn’t reel it in. Jets corner Justin Burris was defending him on the play. Edelman bounced back with a 35-yard catch later in the same quarter. That was his longest gain of the season. He didn’t catch any of Tom Brady’s three touchdown passes but still led the team in receiving yards for the fourth time in the last five games. Edelman is now 45 yards from his second 1,000-yard season. He’ll aim for that milestone next week against Miami.
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 04:43:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Tom Brady
2Brian Hoyer
3Danny Etling
RB1Sony Michel
2Rex Burkhead
3James White
4Mike Gillislee
5Brandon Bolden
GLB1Rex Burkhead
2Sony Michel
3RB1James White
2Rex Burkhead
FB1James Develin
WR11Julian Edelman
2Cordarrelle Patterson
3Phillip Dorsett
4Jordan Matthews
5Riley McCarron
WR21Chris Hogan
2Malcolm Mitchell
3Kenny Britt
4Cody Hollister
5Braxton Berrios
WR31Malcolm Mitchell
TE1Rob Gronkowski
2Dwayne Allen
3Jacob Hollister
4Troy Niklas
5Will Tye
LT1Trent Brown
2LaAdrian Waddle
3Matt Tobin
LG1Isaiah Wynn
2Joe Thuney
3Ted Karras
C1David Andrews
2Luke Bowanko
3James Ferentz
RG1Shaq Mason
2Cole Croston
3Jason King
RT1Marcus Cannon
2Andrew Jelks
3Ulrick John
K1Stephen Gostkowski