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Julian Edelman agrees new two-year deal with New England Patriots

Julian Edelman agrees new two-year deal with New England Patriots”

No details regarding the contract were immediately available but Adam Schefter of ESPN.com said it was a two-year extension that will tie him to New England through 2019 season. Edelman reportedly received that new deal on Thursday, but perhaps it wasn't worth as much as some would have thought.

Edelman has led the Patriots in catches in three of the past four seasons.

Edelman is heading into the final season of his four-year deal that was signed in 2014. Edelman was set to be a free agent after this upcoming season, but now it is looking like Brady and the offense will have JE11 for an extended period of time. According to the NFL Network's Mike Garafolo, a contract could be signed within the next day or two. Edelman is assured of a spot in the Patriots 53-man roster while Amendola and Hawkins are expected to battle for the last berth.

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In Super Bowl LI, Edelman only had five catches for 87 yards, but one of those five receptions was an unbelievable catch you had to see to believe.

It is because of these numbers that many pegged Edelman as a candidate to receive a new deal this offseason.

The Patriots seventh-round pick out of Kent State is coming of his second 1,000-yard plus receiving season and is surrounded by one of the best receiving corps in the NFL.



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