Long weekend Friday!!!!!
And the offseason injury train just keeps rolling right along…
The receiver news keeps coming this morning as Mike Garafalo reports Julian Edelman has re-signed with the Pats on a one-year deal. Makes sense that Edelman didn’t jump at a one-year deal earlier in the offseason, and waited to see what else might be out there.
Clearly he has to prove he can stay healthy, but the Pats now could have some decent competition depth at receiver. Still think they need to add a young explosive talent in the draft, but for now the Pats have a pretty good 2013 team in place that should only improve with the draft picks.
As always, the won’t be restricted by needs and can just take the best player available. Classic Patriots. Classic.
Julian Edelman is back on a one-year deal with the Patriots. First reported by @mikegarafolo— Greg A. Bedard (@GregABedard) April 10, 2013
Patriots Julian Edelman 94 yards punt return (by wallstreethyena08)
Hoping this guy re-signs this week!
Two breakout games and then a broken foot, Patriots move Julian Edelman to IR ending his season.
The real impact of this will be felt in the punt return game where Edelman’s explosiveness is irreplaceable. Now the Patriots will be forced to use Wes Welker more in that role and he’s already dinged up as it is. Perhaps they’ll see if Donte Stallworth has anything to offer in that area.
Not a crippling blow but definitely a significant loss that will have to be overcome, with no clear depth for replacement.
Love this stuff, also interesting to note Edelman present and accounted for and laughing throughout the video. Not that it means anything but he certainly doesn’t seem like that hit made him a vegetable or anything. Hopefully it was just a minor concussion.
68-yard punt return for a touchdown, 5 catches for 58 yards and 1 TD, and 47 yards rushing. Not a bad outing.