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Julian Edelman | Wide Receiver | #11

Team: New England Patriots
Age / DOB:  (30) / 5/22/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 200
College: Kent State
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 7 (232) / NE
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Julian Edelman caught 1-of-3 targets for six yards Friday night against the Panthers.
It was a quiet night for Edelman which included a miscommunication with Jimmy Garoppolo that should have resulted in an interception. Most importantly, however, Edelman appeared to be healthy in his first preseason action. Injury concerns keep him out of the WR1 tier, but he has that kind of upside when on the field. Aug 26 - 10:27 PM

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Julian Edelman (foot) returned to practice Wednesday.

Edelman gave everyone a scare Tuesday when he exited practice, slammed his helmet to the ground, and hopped on a cart. But it proved to be just that: a scare with his surgically-repaired foot. Edelman's lengthy injury history is what's keeping him a potential value as WR24 off the board in fantasy drafts.
Source: NFL.com
Aug 10 - 10:15 AM

NFL.com's Mike Garofolo reports Julian Edelman's Tuesday leg injury was "just a scare," and that he's day to day.

Per Garofolo, it's possible Edelman is back at practice as early as Wednesday. This being the Patriots, the situation is unlikely to be that straightforward, but it's still the best possible news after Edelman slammed his helmet in frustration Tuesday. Edelman is never a good bet to play 16 games, but this isn't going to be the injury that sidelines him.
Aug 9 - 1:51 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports "initial exams" suggest Julian Edelman's lower leg injury is not serious.

Edelman slammed his helmet down as he exited Tuesday's practice with an injury to his lower left leg, the same side which required two foot surgeries in the last 10 months. This report at least quells fears that he suffered another broken bone, but it is too early to tell if he is dealing with another setback to his foot. Edelman will undoubtedly be nursed through the rest of the preseason, but it sounds like he will be ready for Week 1.
Aug 9 - 12:28 PM

Julian Edelman exited the Patriots' joint practice with the Saints Tuesday with an injury to his "lower left leg."

Edelman, who just came off the PUP on Sunday, had had two surgeries on his left foot since November. The severity and exact location of the injury are not known, but Edelman slammed his helmet down as he walked off the field. Edelman was able to leave practice under his own power. He had been dominating the joint practice prior to the injury.
Aug 9 - 10:44 AM

Patriots activated WR Julian Edelman (foot) from the active/PUP list.

He has been cleared to practice and returned to the field on Sunday. Edelman has undergone two foot surgeries since last November following a Jones fracture. His Week 1 status was never in doubt. Edelman is a value in the fourth round of PPR drafts. He's more of a fifth- to sixth-round pick in non-PPR.
Aug 7 - 3:58 PM

WEEI’s Ryan Hannable believes Julian Edelman’s work early in camp suggests he is close to returning.

Edelman was spotted running routes off to the side on Thursday, and he was seen running hills on Friday. Hannable does not think Edelman would be participating in either activity if he was not close to getting back on the field. Danny Amendola (knee/ankle) was also seen working with Edelman, perhaps indicating he is close to a return as well.
Source: WEEI
Jul 30 - 12:00 PM

Julian Edelman (foot surgeries) is already running routes off to the side at Patriots camp.

The Pats are being predictably vague with their No. 1 receiver's status, but he certainly appears on track for Week 1. Edelman might sit out the entire preseason, but can be targeted as an upside WR2 in fantasy drafts.
Jul 28 - 5:32 PM

Patriots placed WR Julian Edelman (foot surgeries) on the active/PUP list.

He has not been medically cleared to practice, and we suspect Edelman will not practice at all until the later stages of camp. He will probably be held out of most of the preseason, if not all of it. Edelman has undergone two foot surgeries since last November. He is tentatively expected to play in Week 1.
Jul 25 - 5:58 PM

Julian Edelman says his surgically-repaired foot is "feeling a day better than yesterday."

"I’m feeling a second better than the last second," said Edelman Saturday. "Hopefully when that time’s up, that time’s up." It's a classic Patriots non-answer and does little to clear up Edelman's status for training camp. Edelman sat out the last seven games of the 2015 regular season after undergoing foot surgery and had another procedure this offseason.
Jul 17 - 10:32 AM

According to CSN New England, "sources have expressed confidence" that Julian Edelman (foot surgery) will be ready for training camp.

Both the Boston Herald and ESPN's Adam Schefter had similar reports last month. Edelman underwent a second foot surgery in April after he "didn't feel comfortable ... cutting to his left and pushing off the outside of the foot" during pre-OTAs workouts. Edelman does seem highly likely to be ready for Week 1, but his fantasy prospects carry more risk than usual entering the season.
Jun 2 - 1:54 PM

The Boston Herald's Jeff Howe said "optimism is very high" Julian Edelman (foot) will be ready for training camp.

This echoes a report from Adam Schefter, who said Edelman is "on track" for camp. Edelman was able to come back for the playoffs after surgery to repair a broken foot he suffered Week 10, but he was clearly less than 100 percent. Hopefully the second procedure he underwent this offseason helps him gets him back to full health. While Edelman should be expected back for camp, foot injuries can be tricky. It is not out of the question he suffers a setback.
May 17 - 12:05 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Julian Edelman underwent a second surgery on his previously broken foot, but is "on track" to return for training camp.

It was reported in February that Edelman wouldn't need a second procedure after breaking his foot in Week 10. He returned for the playoffs, but was nowhere near 100 percent. Edelman is in a "big boot." Foot injuries aren't anything to take lightly, but Edelman is one of the tougher -- even if more injury-prone -- players in the league. As of now, expect him to be ready well in advance of Week 1. But we're not going to rule out any setbacks.
May 11 - 3:29 PM

The Boston Herald reports Julian Edelman does not need a second surgery on his previously broken foot.

Edelman was reportedly limping badly following the AFC Championship loss, but the limp was the result of expected wear and tear. He should be 100 percent by the time the offseason program rolls around. Edelman caught 61 passes for 692 yards and seven touchdowns in just nine regular season games.
Feb 25 - 11:18 AM

Julian Edelman caught 7-of-13 targets for 53 yards in the Patriots' AFC Championship Game loss to the Broncos.

Dueling with Chris Harris, Edelman was largely shut down on a day where the Patriots saw their offense derailed by an otherworldly Broncos pass rush. Edelman has been Tom Brady's No. 1 receiver, but has missed nine games with injury over the past two seasons, including the final seven of 2015. Edelman is elite at creating space over the middle of the field, but would probably ideally be New England's No. 2 wideout. The Pats should be searching for help for Tom Brady this offseason. Going on 30, Edelman is due an eminently reasonable $3.5 million between salary and bonuses in 2016.
Jan 24 - 6:59 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Jimmy Garoppolo
2Jacoby Brissett
3Tom Brady
RB1LeGarrette Blount
2James White
3Brandon Bolden
4Tyler Gaffney
5Dion Lewis
GLB1LeGarrette Blount
2James White
3RB1James White
2Brandon Bolden
FB1James Develin
2Joey Iosefa
WR11Julian Edelman
2Danny Amendola
3Keshawn Martin
4Chris Harper
5Devin Lucien
WR21Malcolm Mitchell
2Chris Hogan
3Aaron Dobson
4DeAndre Carter
WR31Chris Hogan
TE1Rob Gronkowski
2Martellus Bennett
3AJ Derby
4Clay Harbor
5Bryce Williams
LT1Nate Solder
2LaAdrian Waddle
3Cameron Fleming
LG1Joe Thuney
2Josh Kline
3Chris Barker
C1David Andrews
2Ted Karras
RG1Jonathan Cooper
2Tre' Jackson
3Shaq Mason
RT1Marcus Cannon
2Keavon Milton
3Sebastian Vollmer
K1Stephen Gostkowski