|Date of Birth:||05/22/1986|
|Drafted:||2009 | Round 7 | Pick 232|
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Julian Edelman has retried from the NFL.
As a seventh-round pick in the 2009 draft, the former college quarterback obviously had an outstanding NFL career. In a retirement video announcement you can view in the link below, Edelman says that like everything in his career he had to work for, this announcement is not easy; but he said he would play until the "wheels fall off", and they have after last season. Edelman's career ends with 620 receptions for 6,822 receiving yards and 36 receiving touchdowns along with 58 carries for 413 yards, but he was at his best in the postseason, as he's second in league history to only Jerry Rice in playoff receptions (118) and receiving yardage (1,442)—and he has three Super Bowl rings and a Super Bowl MVP to show it. Among Edelman's most noteworthy and all-time plays are the game-winning touchdown late in the fourth quarter in Super Bowl XLIX against the Seahawks, and the ridiculous diving catch in traffic during the Patriots' 28-3 comeback in Super Bowl LI (and he racked up ten receptions for 141 yards and won Super Bowl LIII MVP in the third title victory, so he had quite the impact in the Big Game). Edelman will undoubtedly make the Patriots Hall of Fame, and he has a real case for the Pro Football Hall of Fame given all of his playoff success in particular.
The Patriots have terminated the contract of Julian Edelman following a failed physical.
Edelman missed most of the 2020 season with a knee injury, and the team is now moving on as they look to remake the depth chart. Perhaps something will be worked out to bring back the soon-to-be 35-year-old, but if not, the release is obviously a surprising and unglamorous end to Edelman's career in New England. Since entering the league as a seventh-round pick in 2009, the former Super Bowl MVP collected three rings and totaled a 620/6,822/36 line in the regular season, but the biggest contributions came in the playoffs where he ranks behind just Jerry Rice in career receptions (118) and receiving yards (1,442). Retirement could be an option for Edelman considering age and health, though it wouldn't be a surprise if Tom Brady gave him a call.
Julian Edelman (knee) has returned to practice.
This activates Edelman's 21-day practice window as he looks to return to the field this season. Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said earlier today that Edelman is in a "day-to-day" situation, though it's difficult to read too much into updates from the team, which protects its players' privacy regarding injuries. Especially in deeper leagues, Edelman is worth a speculative add if available in case he returns sooner than later.
Julian Edelman has been taken off the reserve/COVID-19 list.
Edelman remains on injured reserve with his knee injury, but it's good to hear he's past the virus. There's hope that the veteran receiver will be back soon as the Patriots look to make a run to the postseason.
The Patriots placed Julian Edelman on the reserve/COVID-19 list.
Edelman is currently on injured reserve because of his knee injury, so hopefully he's been isolated enough that his teammates aren't in danger of being placed on the list. Also, keep in mind that landing on the COVID-19 list does not mean Edelman has tested positive for the virus, as he might have just been a close contact to someone that does have COVID-19.
The Patriots are expected to place Julian Edelman (knee) on injured reserve today.
It seems to just be a matter of when Edelman is placed on injured reserve, and it'll likely come in the next few hours today. Edelman is considered out indefinitely with his knee injury, but he's expected to return this season. The veteran receiver will now miss a minimum of three games while on injured reserve.
Julian Edelman (knee) is expected to miss time, according to multiple reports.
[UPDATE: Edelman reportedly underwent a knee procedure and will miss time.] Edelman is not at practice today, and he's set to miss time with his knee issue. Consider the veteran receiver week-to-week for now, and look for the Patriots to lean on the rushing attack this Sunday against the Bills.
The Patriots had one positive COVID-19 test this morning, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
We would think New England having all negatives the rest of the day and then all negatives tomorrow would mean Monday's game is still on, but it's impossible to know—and stars Cam Newton and Stephon Gilmore already testing positive is another factor. There is also a chance today's positive is a false positive (as we just saw with the Jets).
The NFL is shutting down the Patriots’ facility today, according to ESPN.
It’s unclear exactly why New England is having another shutdown, but hopefully it’s just put of caution and the game tomorrow versus Denver can go on as scheduled. That said, fantasy owners may want to lean towards players in the Sunday slate for any close lineup decisions.
Julian Edelman underwent a shoulder procedure.
ESPN's Adam Schefter was told the procedure will involve "not a lengthy rehab" and that the veteran receiver is expected to be ready for the start of offseason training. Edelman was banged up for much of 2019, but he should be at full strength all offseason and into the summer leading up to next season. This procedure and his jumping on a car a couple of weeks ago probably won't affect Edelman too much heading into the offseason.
Julian Edelman (knee/shoulder) is officially active for Week 17.
Edelman is suiting up for what Bill Belichick called a playoff game, and even though New England may be able to keep the ball on the ground, their top receiver should be in all fantasy lineups as a low-end WR1 option.
Julian Edelman (knee/shoulder) is officially listed as questionable for Week 17.
Perhaps the Patriots will decide to rest him ahead of the postseason, but we fully expect Edelman will face the Dolphins on Sunday with a first-round bye still on the line. Edelman's status will be known by 11:30 AM ET on Sunday.
Julian Edelman (knee/shoulder) is officially active against the Bills.
Edelman has looked legitimately banged up in video from Patriots practice, but he was definitely going to tough it out for today’s game. The veteran receiver should probably remain in all fantasy lineups despite the tough matchup at less than 100%.
Julian Edelman (knee/shoulder) is officially questionable for Week 16.
Edelman is clearly not 100%, but it would be a surprise if he wasn’t active for Saturday’s game against the Bills. While there will be much higher risk than you’d like, Edelman remains a WR1/WR2 play.
Julian Edelman (knee/shoulder) is officially active against the Bengals.
Edelman clearly remains banged up, as he has been for most of the season, but he’s ready to go for the Patriots. Edelman is a WR1 option for the second week of the fantasy playoffs.
Julian Edelman (knee/shoulder) is officially listed as questionable for Week 15.
Edelman remains banged up, but it would be a surprise if he doesn’t face the Bengals on Sunday. Edelman’s status will be known by 11:30 AM ET on gameday.
Julian Edelman (knee/shoulder) was officially limited in today's practice.
Edelman missed yesterday's practice, so this is a step in the right direction. The veteran receiver looks to be on track to play this Sunday against the Bengals, and it would be a surprise if he's out for Week 15.
Julian Edelman (knee/shoulder) officially did not practice today.
Edelman’s knee appeared to be bothering him toward the end of last Sunday’s loss to the Chiefs, and it’s another ailment added to the list of injuries for the veteran receiver this season. We expect Edelman will be fine for Week 15, but his status will be monitored throughout the week.
Julian Edelman (shoulder) is officially active against the Chiefs.
Edelman continues to play through injuries this season, but there was no doubt he’d be ready to go for today’s huge matchup in Foxboro. You can lock Edelman in as an excellent fantasy option for Week 14.
Julian Edelman (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Week 14.
There is zero doubt Edelman will be out there against the Chiefs on Sunday, but this is just a reminder that the veteran receiver has not been particularly close to 100% health for much of this season.
Julian Edelman (ankle) is officially active for the Patriots.
Edelman was listed as questionable entering the weekend, but there was no doubt he would suit up against the Cowboys. The veteran receiver is a strong WR1 option in Week 12 fantasy lineups.
Julian Edelman (ankle) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday.
Edelman has been banged up this season, but it would be a major surprise if he’s not out there for Week 12 against the Cowboys.
Julian Edelman (chest/shoulder) is officially active against the Ravens.
Edelman continues to be listed as questionable on the injury report, but he has not missed a game this season. Edelman is a WR1 option for Week 9.
Julian Edelman (chest/shoulder) is questionable for Week 9.
Edelman is fully expected to play on Sunday night, and the matchup could be more difficult than imagined with Jimmy Smith back to join Marlon Humphrey and Marcus Peters in the Baltimore secondary. Still, consider the veteran a WR1/WR2 play.
Julian Edelman (chest) is officially active against the Browns.
Edelman was again listed as questionable this week, but there has been no doubt about his Week 8 status. Keep Edelman locked into fantasy lineups.
Julian Edelman (chest) is officially active for Monday night.
Edelman was officially listed as questionable coming into tonight, but there was little doubt he would be out there against the Jets. Keep Edelman locked into fantasy lineups as an excellent Week 7 option.
Julian Edelman (chest) is officially listed as questionable for Monday night.
Edelman is still not 100%, but there’s little question he’ll be out there against the Jets for Week 7. If there were still “probable” tags, that’s likely what Edelman would be listed as.
Julian Edelman (chest) is officially active for Thursday night.
Edelman was listed as questionable entering tonight, but this was obviously fully expected. You can lock Edelman into fantasy lineups as an excellent option as Tom Brady’s most trusted target.
Julian Edelman (chest) is officially questionable for Week 6.
Edelman played through the injury last week and found the end zone, but while he's expected to play on Thursday night, his status cannot be taken for granted on a short week. Fortunately, fantasy owners would have plenty of time to find a replacement if Edelman is a surprise inactive tomorrow evening.
Julian Edelman (chest) is officially active for Week 5.
This was fully expected, though Edelman is likely at less than 100% as he still deals with his chest injury. Still, Edelman is a WR2 option against the Redskins today.
Julian Edelman (chest) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday.
This was also the case last week, when Edelman ultimately played against the Bills. While the veteran receiver is not at 100%, it'd be a major surprise if he doesn't suit up in Week 5's matchup at Washington. That said, perhaps the Patriots believe they can get past the Redskins without Edelman and might choose to rest him with a Thursday night game coming up next week. Check back in on Sunday morning to make sure Edelman is active.
Julian Edelman (chest) is officially active for Week 4.
There was some concern about Edelman’s status, but it felt like he was expected to play after being listed as questionable on Friday. The Bills are a top defense, but Edelman remains a strong fantasy option catching passes from Tom Brady in one of the league’s best offenses.
Julian Edelman (chest) is officially listed as questionable for Week 4.
Edelman is expected to be good to go for Sunday against the Bills, but it’s not a lock. Check back in at 11:30 AM ET on Sunday to see if Edelman is active or inactive.
Julian Edelman (chest) was officially limited in today's practice.
Getting any sort of participation is a good sign for Edelman's status, and it would be a shock if he wasn't out there on Sunday in a matchup against the 3-0 Bills. The former Super Bowl MVP should mostly avoid Tre'Davious White's coverage, so he will remain a WR2 play.
Julian Edelman (chest) has been ruled out for the rest of today's game.
This isn't a surprise with with the Patriots up 30-7 in the fourth quarter, but now we just have to hope this isn't an injury that'll keep Edelman out for longer than today. Before leaving, Edelman caught seven passes for 62 yards and a touchdown, with the score coming in the red zone on an out-breaking route.
Julian Edelman (chest) is officially questionable to return for the Patriots.
On a reception with just over a minute to go in the first half, Edelman appeared to grab his rib area after being tackled. The veteran receiver is officially being called questionable to return as we begin play in the second half. We'll update you as more information becomes available on Edelman's status.
Julian Edelman (thumb) returned to practice.
Multiple reports say Edelman is in full pads at Patriots practice, so it appears he's been taken off the non-football injury list. The veteran has a few weeks to get comfortability in the 2019 offense, but more than anything, his presence is good for the other players on the team as roles are established at wide receiver. The return of Josh Gordon could take some targets away from Edelman, but the Super Bowl MVP still offers among the highest of floors in fantasy this season.
Julian Edelman is expected to be sidelined three weeks with a thumb injury, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Edelman appeared with a small brace on his thumb at his recent youth camp (pictured in the link), but this doesn't seem like an overly serious issue. If there's a silver lining, it's that the missed time will give the young guys like N'Keal Harry and Braxton Berrios a chance to make more plays in camp. Edelman is currently being drafted as the WR15 in 0.5 PPR leagues.
The Patriots are signing Julian Edelman to a contract extension, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo.
Edelman will turn 33 years old tomorrow (so this is quite the birthday gift for him), and Garafolo says this contract extension should keep the Super Bowl LIII MVP in New England for the rest of his career [Update: it's a two-year extension]. After a four-game suspension last season, Edelman returned to the lineup and caught 74 passes for 850 yards and six touchdowns before starring in the postseason and winning Super Bowl MVP, so he was at his best despite coming off a torn ACL (though keep in mind he was suspended for a PED violation). This is likely a team-friendly deal, as Edelman is an unselfish player that knows he'll be at his best with the Patriots catching passes from Tom Brady. The veteran receiver should be one of the safest fantasy selections in 2019 drafts.
Julian Edelman wins Super Bowl LIII MVP.
Edelman caught ten passes for 141 yards and had one carry for eight yards in the Patriots' Super Bowl win versus the Rams. The veteran receiver was exceptional all game, getting open for Tom Brady all night and accounting for over half of New England's passing yardage in their sixth Super Bowl win. In the 13-3 victory, Edelman passed Michael Irvin for the second post postseason receiving yardage in NFL history (1,412 yards), and he's behind only Jerry Rice (2,245 yards) in the category. Edelman's Super Bowl MVP adds to his legendary postseason resume, and it adds to what we think is a definite Hall of Fame resume. He's one of the best big-game players of all-time, and he looked as good as ever at 32 years old this season (despite coming off a torn ACL), so we don't see him slowing down next season. Edelman should offer among the highest floors in 2019 fantasy drafts this summer.
Julian Edelman comes up clutch in AFC Championship Game win.
Edelman caught seven-of-ten targets for a team-high 96 yards, consistently making clutch receptions over the middle in a 37-31 overtime victory. The CBS postgame show wisely brought up the point that Edelman deserves serious consideration for Canton due to his playoff heroics over the years, and he will look to build on his legacy in a couple weeks against the Rams; a similar performance to tonight would put him behind just Jerry Rice on the all-time postseason receiving list.
Julian Edelman goes over 150 yards playoff victory.
Edelman caught nine passes for 151 yards, also adding a seven-yard rush. The New England offense ran through James White (15/97) and Edelman (13 targets) early on, and a 35-7 lead at the half carried them to a 41-28 win. We should be in store for a thriller next Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium, and Edelman will look to build on his all-time great playoff resumé after moving into second place for career postseason receptions.
Julian Edelman stays hot in win over the Jets.
Edelman caught five passes for 69 yards and a touchdown, also adding two carries for 24 yards. The veteran didn't slow down at all in his age-32 campaign, as despite serving a four-game suspension to start the year, he finishes with 74 receptions for 850 yards and six touchdowns, also chipping in nine carries for 107 yards on the ground. Edelman was arguably the most consistent receiver in the league with at least 5.7 standard fantasy points in every game, including lines of 9/86/1, 7/90, 6/70/1, and 5/69/1 in the fantasy playoffs. Look for him to play a big role in the postseason.
Julian Edelman scores against the Bills.
Edelman caught six passes for 70 yards and a touchdown in New England's Week 16 victory. The touchdown was a 32-yarder where Edelman showed great awareness after getting up while being brought down without any body part actually touching the turf; he got up and ran to the end zone for six. Edelman will offer about as solid of a floor as anyone in Week 17 fantasy lineups, so keep him locked into championship lineups when he faces the Jets.
Julian Edelman catches seven passes in Patriots' loss.
Edelman gained a team-high 90 yards on his seven receptions (11 targets) in the Week 15 loss to the Steelers. He had another drop in the game and also had a pass on the sideline he maybe should've come up with (though it was in tight coverage and might have been tipped), but overall it was a strong game for the veteran receiver. On New England's final drive, Edelman got free for a 34-yard reception down the deep middle part of the field to help set the Patriots up for an opportunity at a potential game-tying touchdown that they couldn't capitalize on. Edelman will remain among the highest-floor options entering fantasy title matchups next week when he faces the Bills. He had over 100 yards against the Bills earlier this season.
Julian Edelman scores in Patriots' loss.
Edelman caught nine passes for 86 yards and a touchdown in the Week 14 loss to the Dolphins. The score came in the second quarter on a short zig route, and it was a record-breaker for Tom Brady, who became the NFL's all-time leader in passing touchdowns (including playoffs). For Edelman, this was a strong bounce back after he was held to 25 receiving yards against Minnesota last week, and he'll be a high-floor option for the second week of the fantasy playoffs when New England faces Pittsburgh.
Julian Edelman catches three passes against the Vikings.
Edelman gained 25 yards on his three receptions, also adding two carries for 35 yards in New England's Week 13 victory at home. The Vikings did a nice job of limiting Edelman throughout the game, and this was his lowest receiving total of the season. Edelman will look to have a bigger game next week against the Dolphins, and he'll be a high-floor option in the first week of the fantasy playoffs.
Julian Edelman scores in Patriots' win.
Edelman caught four passes (on five targets) for 84 yards and a touchdown in the Week 12 win over the Jets. The score came on a 21-yard catch-and-run after Edelman caught a quick stop route and raced through the defense and to the end zone. Edelman also had a 36-yard reception in the game. The veteran receiver faces a tough Vikings defense next week, but Tom Brady is likely to look his way as he attempts to get the ball out of his hands to neutralize Minnesota's pass rush.
Julian Edelman (foot) was a full participant in today’s practice.
After a slight scare in Week 10 when he left the game early with an ankle/foot injury, Edelman is ready to go after New England’s bye week. You can safely insert the veteran receiver into Week 12 fantasy lineups as a high-floor WR2.
Julian Edelman's ankle injury is not considered serious, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
This seemed kind of obvious yesterday, but it's good news as the Patriots enter the bye. We expect the veteran receiver will be ready to go after the extra time off, but we'll monitor his status leading up to Week 12 against the Jets.
UPDATE: Julian Edelman's injury is an ankle injury.
This is probably better news than it being a foot injury. The veteran receiver will have a couple of weeks to get ready for New England's Week 12 game against the Jets.
Julian Edelman leaves game with apparent foot injury.
Edelman appeared to be in some pain after a fourth-down attempt intended for him was incomplete, and he's now headed to the locker room. Hopefully it's not too serious, but we don't expect Edelman will be returning to today's game with under eight minutes to go and the Titans looking to be in control. If Edelman is done, his day ends with nine receptions for 104 yards along with going 1/1 for six yards through the air. The Patriots have a Week 11 bye, but hopefully this injury isn't anything serious that'll force Edelman to miss games.
Julian Edelman does it all in Week 9.
Edelman worked as a passer, runner, and receiver against the Packers, going 1/1 for 37 yards, rushing twice for 28 yards, and catching six passes for 71 yards. The pass was on a double-pass trick play where Edelman threw it across the field to James White on a screen pass that nearly went the distance. Overall, it was another strong game for the veteran receiver, who remains a high-floor option against the Titans in Week 10.
Julian Edelman (ankle) is officially active for Week 9.
Edelman was listed as questionable for tonight’s matchup with the Packers, but he likely would have been “probable” if the NFL still offered that as an injury designation. It’s unclear whether Edelman will see a lot of impressive rookie cornerback Jaire Alexander in tonight’s game, but the veteran receiver should still offer a high floor in fantasy lineups. Edelman could be in line for more targets with Rob Gronkowski (ankle/back) out.
Julian Edelman (ankle) is listed as questionable for Week 9.
If the NFL still offered a "probable" injury designation, Edelman would almost certainly be listed as that. Edelman is not going to miss Sunday night's big matchup against the Packers, so you shouldn't be worried about New England not kicking off until Sunday night.
Julian Edelman posts first 100-yard game of the season as New England tops Buffalo, 25-6.
Edelman caught nine-of-ten targets for 104 yards, also adding two carries for 13 yards. Of course, he missed the first four games of the season with a suspension, but based off his four appearances, Edelman is on track for a 16-game pace of 100/1,004/8, as he's been as solid as ever for the Patriots offense. The 32-year-old could do battle with standout rookie corner Jaire Alexander next Sunday night, but he remains a WR2 option in all formats.
Julian Edelman scores in Week 7.
Edelman caught five passes (on eight targets) for 36 yards and a touchdown in the Patriots' win against the Bears. The score came early in the game on a quick nine-yard screen where he powered into the end zone for six. Next week, Edelman should avoid getting shadowed by Tre'Davious White and will remain a high-floor option against the Bills.
Julian Edelman (heel) is officially active for the Patriots.
Edelman was limited in practice throughout the week because of his heel injury, but he’s ready to go today against the Bears. You can fire up Edelman as a high-floor option in fantasy lineups for Week 7. He could be in line for a few more targets with Rob Gronkowski (ankle/back) out.
Julian Edelman (heel) is listed as questionable for Week 7.
Edelman isn't quite as certain because the heel injury is a new thing, but he's almost certainly going to be out there on Sunday against the Bears. The veteran receiver should be active when the gameday roster is set on Sunday morning.
Julian Edelman (heel) remains limited in practice.
Sony Michel (knee), Rob Gronkowski (ankle), and Josh Gordon (hamstring) all also continue to be limited in practice, but there isn't much concern for any of them for Week 7. Edelman's heel injury is the newest ailment, but he should be good to go against the Bears. We'll see how he's listed on the official injury report for the game when it's released tomorrow.
Julian Edelman (heel) was a limited participant in today's practice.
This isn't thought to be anything that'll limit Edelman on Sunday, but we'll keep track of his practice status leading up to the weekend.
Julian Edelman scores in win over the Chiefs.
Edelman caught four passes for 54 yards, including a 17-yard touchdown grab in the first half. New England's slot receiver didn't get many opportunities over the final 30 minutes of the shootout victory, but it was a strong performance nonetheless. Look for Edelman to keep rolling as a high-floor WR2 in all formats as the Patriots travel to Chicago for Week 7.
Julian Edelman makes his season debut in 38-24 win over the Colts.
Edelman caught seven passes for 57 yards and ranked second on the team with nine targets. The 32-year-old was involved immediately with a couple grabs on his first drive since the 2016 season, but he dropped a chunk play down the sideline and was taken out for a goal-line touchdown pass that went to Cordarrelle Patterson. Still, Edelman showed his usual chemistry with Tom Brady, and he looks like a safe WR2 in all formats heading into a matchup with the Chiefs.
The Patriots have officially activated Julian Edelman to the active roster.
Edelman is back and ready to play tonight against the Colts, and he's immediately at least a WR2/FLEX option in both standard and PPR leagues. Edelman's return is also a boost for Tom Brady and the offense in general, as the veteran receiver should take pressure off of everyone else. We'll get out first look at Edelman, who is coming off a torn ACL from last summer, in just a few hours.
The NFL has officially suspended Julian Edelman four games for violating the league’s PED policy.
Edelman’s appeal in which he reportedly argued the NFL mishandled his test results didn’t work, and he’ll now miss Weeks 1-4. The Patriots have matchups vs. Houston, at Jacksonville, at Detroit, and vs. Miami in Edelman’s absence. At this point, it’s up in the air how the roles in New England’s receiving corps will shake out—particularly with Malcolm Mitchell’s uncertain status because of knee issues. Jordan Matthews, who has traditionally played in the slot through his first four NFL seasons, is probably the favorite for the primary role in the slot with Edelman out. Chris Hogan could also work the slot more to start the season.
Julian Edelman is facing a four-game suspension for PEDs, according to ESPN.
Stunning news always comes up during the NFL offseason, and this certainly qualifies as that. Edelman's four-game ban is under appeal, but right now he has to be expected to miss Weeks 1-4 of the 2018 season. Edelman suffered a torn ACL last preseason, so perhaps he felt compelled to get an edge in his recovery; but we'll see what the two-time Super Bowl champion says when he inevitably releases a statement or talks about it. With Danny Amendola now with the Dolphins, the Patriots are going to need someone to step up in the slot for the first four games of the season if Edelman's suspension is upheld. Fortunately for New England, they do have a crowded receiving group with several guys that could contribute. Right now, former Eagles and Bills receiver Jordan Matthews, who played mostly in the slot during his first four NFL seasons, might be the favorite to get a lot of snaps inside for the Patriots. But the most likely scenario might be the offense rotating guys in. This preseason should give some clarity on the situation.
Julian Edelman (knee) is not wearing a brace at Patriots OTAs.
Edelman is participating in OTAs on a limited basis, but that's not surprising as the team manages the 32-year-old's (his birthday is today) spring reps. After tearing his ACL at the end of the preseason last year, Edelman should be more than ready for the start of the regular season. Edelman will offer obvious 1,000-yard upside as one of Tom Brady's top targets, and he has WR1 upside in PPR leagues in particular.
MRI confirms Julian Edelman has a torn ACL, according to Albert Breer.
Everyone was hoping for some good news after initial tests made the Patriots suspect a torn ACL for Edelman, but unfortunately Edelman will now miss the entire season. It’s just very unfortunate for Edelman, who was going to be a big part of a Patriots team looking to win its third Super Bowl in four seasons. Everyone in New England’s offense will have to pick up the slack for Tom Brady’s trusted receiver, but this should mean more playing time for Danny Amendola and Malcolm Mitchell, while Chris Hogan and Brandin Cooks could see a little more time inside. As for Edelman, he’ll be 32 in May and will have to rehab his knee injury; sadly, there’s a chance he’s played his final snap in New England if the Patriots decide to move on after the season. The good news is Edelman just signed a two-year extension this offseason that gave him $7 million guaranteed. And he’d almost certainly be willing to take a pay cut to stay in NE. Hopefully we see him back on the field at 100% for the Pats in 2018.
Early indications are Julian Edelman tore his ACL, according to multiple reports.
It certainly looked like it could've been a serious injury after Edelman tweaked his knee on a non-contact play in the first drive of New England's third preseason game. Because—as stated earlier—Edelman is such a tough guy, the injury was probably worse than he made it appear after he hopped his way off the field under his own power. Edelman is 31-years-old and the Patriots were hoping to have another special season, so this would be terrible news for both Edelman and the team. He's set to get an MRI on the knee this weekend, so hopefully he somehow receives good news and isn't out for the season with this knee injury.
Julian Edelman has officially been ruled out of Patriots' preseason game.
This was 100% expected after Edelman left the game against Detroit with a knee injury. Now, we just wait to hear on the severity of Edelman's injury and hope that it's not too serious.
The Patriots say Julian Edelman has a knee injury and is questionable to return.
It did appear to be a knee injury after Edelman grabbed at it, and this confirms it. After hopping off the field on his own, Edelman was carted off to the locker room, which probably isn't a great sign. It'd be a shock if Edelman returned to the game, despite the questionable tag. More information on the severity of Edelman's injury should become available in the coming hours.
Julian Edelman limps off in exhibition against the Lions.
Tom Brady promptly targeted Edelman for three long gains on the first drive of the game for the Patriots, but Edelman came up limping and grabbing at the side/back of his knee on his third reception. Because he's a very tough guy, Edelman hopped off the field under his own power, but it definitely looked like his knee moved unnaturally before contact. Hopefully it ends up being nothing; but, again, Edelman is an extremely tough dude and him getting up on his own doesn't mean this isn't a potentially serious injury. We'll update you when there is more information available.
Julian Edelman's extension is worth $11 million, according to Ian Rapoport.
Rapoport says $9 million of that is guaranteed, and the deal can reportedly be worth up to $15 million. It's a slight raise over his last contract, and a more than friendly deal for the Pats. Edelman will be almost 35 when the deal expires, and he should remain a top target for Tom Brady throughout that time.
Adam Schefter reports the extension for Julian Edelman is two years.
This would have been a contract year for Edelman, but the extension keeps him in New England for the next three seasons. Edelman has been a key part of the Super Bowl winning Patriots teams from two of the last three seasons, and he'll look to win more championships over the next three seasons.
The Patriots have agreed to a multi-year extension with receiver Julian Edelman, according to Adam Schefter.
Edelman has obviously been a huge part of the Patriots, particularly since 2013 when he broke out for 105 receptions. It's great to see someone like Edelman cash in on another contract extension to stay with the franchise he's spent his career and won two Super Bowls with. There was no drama, and the deal to keep one of Tom Brady's favorite receivers very likely works for both sides—we will update you when the numbers on the deal come out. There are a lot of talented players on the Patriots' offense this season, but Edelman is still likely to be targeted often by Brady, and he should still be a solid FLEX option at least.
The Patriots and Julian Edelman are nearing a contract extension, according to Mike Garafolo.
Edelman is a very important part of the Patriots and it looks like he'll be rewarded for his contributions. He's currently in the last year of his deal, but it doesn't look like he'll get anywhere close to free agency as Garafolo says a deal is expected in the next couple days. It likely won't be very costly for New England, as Edelman is a guy that wants to be there and probably cares more about winning than making big bucks. Things can change, but he'll probably be a Patriot for his entire career.
Julian Edelman makes insane catch to help Patriots win second Super Bowl in three seasons.
Edelman had five catches for 87 yards, including a great catch in the fourth quarter where a pass was deflected and Edelman played out with Falcons defenders all around him and secured the ball without it hitting the ground. It must've been nice for the Patriots to be on the other end of a spectacular catch by a receiver late in the Super Bowl. Edelman will be a great WR2 in 2017 fantasy drafts, and deserves a boost in PPR leagues.
Edelman has one of his best games of the season in AFC Championship win.
As usual, Edelman showed up in a big game. He had eight catches for 118 yards and a touchdown. Edelman should be a key target for Tom Brady against Atlanta in a couple weeks.
Julian Edelman goes over 130 yards in Divisional Round win.
Edelman had eight receptions (on 13 targets) for 137 yards against Houston. He won all over the field and caught a couple of deep balls in the game. Edelman will remain Tom Brady's number one receiver in the AFC Championship next Sunday.
Julian Edelman had eight catches for 151 yards and one touchdown in Sunday's win over the Dolphins.
The highlight was a 77-yard score where Edelman outran the entire defense thanks to a great block by Michael Floyd. He saw a team-high 13 targets, and that should be the case in the playoffs. Edelman finishes the regular season with 98 catches for 1,106 yards and three touchdowns.
Julian Edelman caught five passes for 89 yards in the Patriots win over the Jets.
Edelman led the team in catches, yards, and targets, but it could have been a bigger day had the Jets been able to keep up (they lost 41-3). Fantasy owners should continue to slot Edelman in their lineups as a WR1/2 and take the at least seven fantasy points.
Julian Edelman caught six passes for 75 yards in Sunday's win over the Broncos.
Edelman saw a team-high 12 targets and was the only wide receiver to catch more than one pass. As consistent as they come, Edelman is a high-floor WR1 for Christmas Eve against the Jets.
Julian Edelman caught seven passes for 73 yards in Monday night's win over Baltimore.
It was another seven-to-eight catch game for Edelman, but it could have been a much bigger night. He was on the receiving end of a Tom Brady scolding early in the game when he stopped running on a would-be deep touchdown pass, and also committed at least two-to-three drops. Still, he was targeted a whopping 15 times and should see similar usage next week against Denver. He's a WR1.
Julian Edelman caught eight passes for 101 yards in Sunday's win over LA.
Edelman was targeted a team-high 12 times and is really coming on in recent weeks. Edelman has caught eight passes for two straight weeks and seven in each of the two games before that. With Rob Gronkowski out, the offense is going to run through Edelman down the stretch. Hopefully you bought-low on Edelman when we recommended it earlier this season, and you didn't sell-low if you were an Edelman owner. He's a WR1 for Week 14 versus Baltimore.
Julian Edelman (foot) active for New England.
Tom Brady, Martellus Bennett, and Chris Hogan are also all active. Edelman is a back-end WR1 with Gronkowski out for the year. Get him in your lineup.
Julian Edelman (foot) is listed as questionable for the Patriots.
He is expected to play and will be a great WR1/WR2 now that Rob Gronkowski is out for the season. Get Edelman in your lineup.
Julian Edelman caught eight passes for 83 yards in New England's win over the Jets.
It's Edelman's third straight solid game after a slow start to the season and a slow start since Tom Brady's return. Edelman has settled in as a solid WR2, especially if Gronk (back) misses more time.
Julian Edelman catches eight passes, scores against the Niners.
Edelman had eight receptions for 77 yards and a touchdown. He also had two carries for 12 yards. Edelman is starting to pick it up after a relatively slow start to the year. He’s a solid WR2.
Julian Edelman catches seven passes against Seattle.
Edelman had seven receptions for 99 yards. After a slow start to the season stat-wise, Edelman is someone we think can turn things around and make a fantasy impact in the next few weeks. He's a solid WR2/FLEX against the 49ers this week.