Julian Edelman, Patriots close to agreement for contract extension

Julian Edelman, Patriots close to agreement for contract extension

According to the NFL Network's Mike Garafolo, a contract could be signed within the next day or two. It only took a few hours until an agreement was reached.

Edelman's extension guarantees that he's a part of the pursuit for a sixth Super Bowl championship and it comes close to keeping him in New England for the duration of his career. He joins a list of essential Patriots now locked up through 2019 that includes Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski, Duron Harmon, Devin McCourty, Dont'a Hightower, James White, Marcus Cannon and Stephon Gilmore.

Edelman was set to earn $3 million this season with his cap hit being $5.75 million.

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Edelman was drafted by the Patriots in the seventh round of the 2009 NFL Draft out of Kent State where he played quarterback. Say he gets injured this season, his stock would drop considerably, as who would want to pay a 32-year-old free agent receiver coming off an injury who is already injury-prone as it is?

Edelman has 89 career postseason catches, behind only Reggie Wayne and Jerry Rice for the most all-time, and now has an 11-game streak overall of at least 70 yards receiving. He's not the most skilled player on the New England roster, but Edelman is one of the more impactful players.

The Patriots are looking to repeat as Super Bowl champions for the first time since 2003 and 2004 and arguably have a more talented team overall than they did a year ago.

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