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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
Contract: view contract details

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Julian Edelman caught 4-of-6 targets for 38 yards in New England's Week 3 win over the Texans, adding three rushes for 14 additional yards.
Edelman was the only Pat to draw more than three looks on a night where coach Bill Belichick was trying to hide his third-string quarterback. One of Edelman's missed connections was a ball that glanced off his fingertips in the end zone. Contrary to the pre-game speculation, there was no "Edelcat" package with Edelman running the wildcat. Edelman will be hard to trust as a WR3 if Jacoby Brissett is forced to make another start in Week 4. Tom Brady returns in Week 5. Sep 22 - 11:59 PM

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The Patriots "have done extensive preparation" this week to prepare Julian Edelman as the backup quarterback for Week 3 against the Texans.

If Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) can't play, rookie Jacoby Brissett will get the start Thursday night. With no other quarterback on the roster, Edelman is the next best thing after he played quarterback in college at Kent State. There have even been some whispers Edelman could have a package of plays for him at quarterback this week. With passing stats as a potential bonus, Edelman is a must-start in fantasy this week. He threw a 51-yard touchdown to Danny Amendola in the 2014 playoffs.
Sep 21 - 9:49 AM

Julian Edelman caught 7-of-11 targets for 76 yards in New England's Week 2 win over the Dolphins.

Edelman was absolutely cooking with Jimmy Garoppolo at the controls, catching six passes before the break. Edelman looked like he was playing his typical pitch and catch with Tom Brady. It was a different story with Jacoby Brissett playing after halftime, as coach Bill Belichick understandably sent his offense into a shell. With Brissett likely to be starting against the Texans on Thursday Night Football, Edelman will be a hard sell as a WR3.
Sep 18 - 4:52 PM

Julian Edelman hauled in all seven of his targets for 66 yards and added three rushes for 16 yards in the Patriots' Week 1 victory over the Cardinals.

He did most of his damage early with five catches for 51 yards in the first half. He was especially productive on New England’s opening drive, snagging three balls for 38 yards. Edelman didn’t break off any huge gains or get any end-zone looks but he did everything that was asked of him on Sunday. It’s a relief to see Edelman healthy and playing well after being hampered by a foot injury late last season. He seemed to mesh well with Jimmy Garoppolo and should be a WR2/3 consideration for next week’s home opener against the Dolphins.
Sep 12 - 12:33 AM

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

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.
Aug 10 - 10:15 AM'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

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QB1Jimmy Garoppolo
2Jacoby Brissett
3Tom Brady
RB1LeGarrette Blount
2James White
3Brandon Bolden
4D.J. Foster
5Dion Lewis
GLB1LeGarrette Blount
2James White
3RB1James White
2Brandon Bolden
FB1James Develin
WR11Julian Edelman
2Danny Amendola
3Matthew Slater
WR21Chris Hogan
2Malcolm Mitchell
WR31Danny Amendola
TE1Rob Gronkowski
2Martellus Bennett
3AJ Derby
4Clay Harbor
LT1Nate Solder
2LaAdrian Waddle
LG1Joe Thuney
2Ted Karras
C1David Andrews
RG1Shaq Mason
2Jonathan Cooper
3Tre' Jackson
RT1Marcus Cannon
2Cameron Fleming
K1Stephen Gostkowski