Patriots, Julian Edelman reportedly reach agreement on 2-year extension

Jessica Allison
Июня 9, 2017

Receiver Julian Edelman's new contract - originally leaked as a multi-year! extension - tacks two new seasons onto the existing one, at a payout of $14 million through 2019. The contract extension likely will be signed in the next day or two, according to the report. It only took a few hours until an agreement was reached. However, with this extension, Edelman will be signed to the Patriots for the next coming seasons.

The 31-year-old Edelman is fresh from his second 1,000-plus yard season in nine years with the Patriots.

Edelman is slated to earn $3 million in base salary in 2017. At age 30, he hauled in 98 receptions for a career-high 1,106 yards, providing Tom Brady with a reliable presence who could work near the sideline and in the slot.

Edelman was drafted by the Patriots in the seventh round of the 2009 NFL Draft out of Kent State where he played quarterback.

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Edelman originally would have been a free agent following the 2017 season since he had only one remaining year on his previous contract.

Edelman also holds the Patriots record for most punt returns for a touchdown, with four. He caught 21 passes for 342 yards and a touchdown in the postseason during the Patriots' path to another championship.

A two-time Super Bowl Champion, Edelman most recently appeared in all 16 regular season games for the Patriots in 2016.

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