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Julian Edelman | Wide Receiver | #11

Team: New England Patriots
Age / DOB:  (32) / 5/22/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 198
College: Kent State
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 7 (232) / NE
Contract: view contract details

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Julian Edelman (knee) said he doesn't have his "camp legs" yet.
"I don't have my camp legs, I don't have football legs and it's evident out there," said the veteran slot receiver. "I wasn't as good as I want to be today and feeling that's because I'm not in the best shape right now." Edelman went on to describe the first eight days of camp as a "grind," while noting he's developed some "bad habits." The 32-year-old obviously has some rust to shake off after missing all of last season with a torn ACL. Edelman won't be eligible to return until Week 5 while he serves a four-game suspension for violating the league's PED policy. Aug 3 - 4:59 PM

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Julian Edelman's appeal of his four-game suspension was denied by the NFL.

He'll miss games against the Texans, Jaguars, Lions, and Dolphins. Rob Gronkowski will handle most of the Weeks 1-4 receiving load, with Chris Hogan in the No. 1 wideout role. We may also see Rex Burkhead used frequently in the slot. Edelman's four-game ban still has a chance to render him a value in fantasy drafts. He should return immediately as a WR2 beginning in Week 5.
Jul 3 - 7:20 PM

Julian Edelman's appeal of his four-game PED suspension is scheduled for Monday.

According to ESPN's Dan Graziano, Edelman plans to argue the suspension should be thrown out because the NFL mishandled his results. As MMQB reported last week, the league's testers also could not identify the substance which triggered a positive test. The most likely outcome remains Edelman serving the four-game ban, but he seems to have a better chance than most to get the decision overturned.
Source: ESPN
Jun 25 - 9:03 AM

MMQB's Albert Breer reports Julian Edelman's four-game suspension "was triggered by a substance that wasn’t immediately recognizable."

Breer adds scientists are still analyzing the sample. It is unclear what this means for Edelman's appeal, but it helps explain why the receiver wrote, "I don't know what happened," when apologizing for the ban over the weekend. Hopefully the result of his appeal will be known before fantasy draft season kicks into full gear.
Source: MMQB
Jun 11 - 9:22 AM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Julian Edelman is facing a four-game suspension for violating the league's PED policy but is appealing.

This kind of news isn't supposed to get out before the appeals process is through, but it usually does. Like the vast majority of suspended players, Edelman is likely to lose his appeal. It's a major blow for a team that let Danny Amendola walk in free agency before trading Brandin Cooks. Of course, the Pats were already without Edelman in 2017 as he recovered from a torn ACL. He's turned 32 in the interim. Chris Hogan is now set up to be a fantasy monster for the first four weeks of the season, though Tom Brady's target delineation figures to be unpredictable. Including James White, Rex Burkhead, Kenny Britt, Jordan Matthews, Malcolm Mitchell and perhaps even sixth-rounder Braxton Berrios, there is no shortage of potential beneficiaries.
Jun 7 - 1:43 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Tom Brady
2Brian Hoyer
3Danny Etling
RB1Rex Burkhead
2Sony Michel
3James White
4Mike Gillislee
5Brandon Bolden
GLB1Rex Burkhead
2Sony Michel
3RB1James White
2Rex Burkhead
FB1James Develin
2Henry Poggi
WR11Julian Edelman
2Eric Decker
3Phillip Dorsett
4Braxton Berrios
5Riley McCarron
WR21Chris Hogan
2Kenny Britt
3Cordarrelle Patterson
4Matthew Slater
5Devin Lucien
WR31Kenny Britt
TE1Rob Gronkowski
2Dwayne Allen
3Jacob Hollister
4Will Tye
5Ryan Izzo
LT1Trent Brown
2Isaiah Wynn
3Ulrick John
LG1Joe Thuney
2Jason King
3James Ferentz
C1David Andrews
2Brian Schwenke
3Luke Bowanko
RG1Shaq Mason
2Ted Karras
3Cole Croston
RT1Marcus Cannon
2LaAdrian Waddle
3Matt Tobin
K1Stephen Gostkowski