"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.
Edelman filled the shoes left by the departure of Wes Welker admirably in 2013. He caught 105 passes for 1,056 yards.
Free-agent wide receiver
Edelman has spent his entire career with the Patriots, recording 174 receptions for 1,770 yards over five seasons. He is still keeping his options open and will visit the 49ers this weekend and will be closely monitored by the Browns.
|2009||New England Patriots||11||7||37||359||9.7||29||1||3||0||19|
|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|
|2011||New England Patriots||13||3||1||0||2||0||0||2||0|
|2012||New England Patriots||9||1||1||1||0||1||22||1||1|
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