Edelman caught five passes in the first half, including one from backup quarterback Ryan Mallett in the first quarter. He caught passes for 8, 13 and 8 on the final drive of the night late in the third quarter. He caught all eight of his targets for 99 yards, averaging 12.4 yards per grab.
Edelman caught a team-high 105 passes last year. Tight end Rob Gronkowski did not participate in the joint practice as the team manages his comeback from an ACL tear.
"I'm glad we were able to work things out with Julian," Belichick said. "It's been an on-going process, glad it was resolved, good player who is versatile, does a lot of different things for us, works hard. He's tough, and he's developed all the way through our system. He came in not as a receiver, not as a punt returner, he’s developed into being pretty good at both those things, so glad to be able to keep him."
"It would be very tough to leave him because he is my dawg," Edelman said Thursday on a conference call. Edelman signed a four-year contract from the Patriots with a maximum value of $19 million, of which $8 million is guaranteed.
"It’s good to have a little security and knowing that a team believes in you enough to pay you that kind of stuff, and a little security on how many years I’ll be here," Edelman said. "I've really never been in that situation. I've always felt like if I had a bad practice, I could potentially get cut the next day. It's good to be back with this franchise. It's a surreal moment."
Playing on a $1 million contract last year, Edelman caught 105 passes for 1,065 yards and six touchdowns.
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|2010||New England Patriots||15||3||7||86||12.3||40||0||2||1||3|
|2011||New England Patriots||13||0||4||34||8.5||11||0||0||0||0|
|2012||New England Patriots||9||3||21||235||11.2||56||3||1||1||12|
|2013||New England Patriots||16||11||105||1056||10.1||44||6||9||2||54|
|2009||New England Patriots||11||7||2||5||2.5||5||0||0||0|
|2010||New England Patriots||15||3||2||14||7.0||13||0||0||1|
|2011||New England Patriots||13||0||4||8||2.0||6||0||0||2|
|2012||New England Patriots||9||3||4||45||11.3||47||0||1||2|
|2013||New England Patriots||16||11||2||11||5.5||7||0||0||2|
|2009||New England Patriots||11||11||241||21.9||32||0||0|
|2010||New England Patriots||15||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2011||New England Patriots||13||12||284||23.7||37||0||0|
|2012||New England Patriots||9||3||38||12.7||32||0||0|
|2013||New England Patriots||16||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2009||New England Patriots||11||6||1||63||10.5||35||0||1|
|2010||New England Patriots||15||21||6||321||15.3||94||1||4|
|2011||New England Patriots||13||28||7||296||10.6||72||1||1|
|2012||New England Patriots||9||17||1||263||15.5||68||1||4|
|2013||New England Patriots||16||35||23||374||10.7||43||0||4|
|2009||New England Patriots||11||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2010||New England Patriots||15||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2011||New England Patriots||13||18||13.0||5||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2012||New England Patriots||9||3||3.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2013||New England Patriots||16||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2010||New England Patriots||15||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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