Data Scout Notes: 215-1370-6.4-13TD-Rush/55.613TD-11INT-Pass
Post-Draft Outlook: A closer look at the Patriots' picks: 7/232 -- Julian Edelman, WR, 6-0, 198, Kent State...Why not try to find lightning a bottle in the seventh round? It's unlikely Edelman is being brought in here to be the next David Givens, but the Patriots are searching for kick-return talent with Hobbs dealt on draft day. A player such as Edelman could fill the role Matthew Slater failed to fill last year or, at the very least, provide enough competition to push the more established players. Edelman also played quarterback in college for the Flashes, so it's up in the air as to how the Patriots will do. Perhaps he's just an arm to help get the wide receivers some work in camp. - by The Sports Xchange
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Draft Scout Julian Edelman News
09/03/17 - WR Julian Edelman was placed injured reserve Sept. 2 with a torn ACL.
08/26/17 - WR Julian Edelman sustained a torn ACL in his right knee during Friday night's win over the Detroit Lions and will miss the 2017 season, according to multiple reports on Saturday.
The Patriots feared the worst after the game and the full extent of the injury was determined Saturday after an MRI exam. The MMQB's Albert Breer first reported the news.
08/25/17 - WR Julian Edelman sustained an injury to his right knee during the team's first drive of Friday's preseason game against the Detroit Lions. The Patriots fear Edelman tore the ACL in his right knee during Friday's win over the Detroit Lions, according to multiple reports. An MRI is scheduled for Saturday afternoon to confirm the diagnosis.Edelman had a step on linebacker Jarrad Davis and caught the ball at Detroit's 29-yard line. The wideout turned upfield and planted his right foot into the turf before immediately reaching to the back of his right knee. Edelman was able to limp off the field before being taken by cart to the locker room. He did not return to the contest.
06/08/17 - WR Julian Edelman has reached agreement on a two-year contract extension with the New England Patriots, multiple media outlets reported Thursday. Financial terms of the contract extension, which runs through the 2019 season, were not immediately available. Edelman is heading into the final season of his four-year deal that was signed in 2014. He is slated to earn $3 million in base salary in 2017. Edelman has been Tom Brady's most frequent target over the last four years, reeling in 356 receptions for 3,826 yards and 20 touchdowns in that span. The 31-year-old recorded team highs in catches (98) and receiving yards (1,106) last season, although he managed only three touchdowns.
02/07/17 - WR Julian Edelman made a crazy, circus catch for a 23-yard gain in the middle of the field on the way to New England's game-tying touchdown and two-point conversion in the fourth quarter.
Forget past Super Bowl circus-catch miseries of David Tyree or Mario Manningham. Forget, even, a Julio Jones sensational sideline grab earlier in the fourth quarter of this Super Bowl battle that appeared to put the Falcons in position to ice the game.
The soon-to-be four-time Super Bowl MVP tried to hit Edelman crossing the field. The pass deflected off rookie Atlanta safety Keanu Neal and into the air, falling into a mess of bodies that included Edelman and multiple Falcons. Breath was held on both sidelines and throughout each team's global fandom.
When the dust settled, officials ruled Edelman had caught the ball after all, for 23 yards to the Falcons 41. It was both unbelievable and appropriate at the same time. Edelman had been slumping through a series of drops and incompletions. But with the Super Bowl on the line, as he's done in the past, he somehow hauled it in.
Replay review at the behest of Falcons coach Dan Quinn verified that Edelman had, indeed, made the unfathomable catch. The ball was clearly in his grip while also trapped against the leg of a Falcons defender, keeping it from hitting the ground.
"I knew I had it. I felt like I got it," Edelman recalled.
"I couldn't believe it," Tom Brady said, noting history. "One of the greatest catches. We've been on the other end of those."
"I don't know," Edelman said behind a bearded smirk when asked if it was the best catch he's ever made. "It was only good if we won the game. Thankfully we won the game."
"One of the greatest catches I've ever seen," Brady added. "I don't know how he caught it. I don't think he does."