Edelman, currently a free agent is also reported to be in the sights of the Houston Rockets.
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Julian Edelman, who was drafted in 2009 in the seventh round of the NFL season by the New England Patriots of the National Football League For the Patriots, remained with the team for five successful seasons before becoming a free agent at the end of last season.
Now Robert Kraft, owner of the Patriots has expressed his desire in re-signing Edelman, a fact that he “ leaked” during a conversation with sports reporters after the annual Super Bowl press conference.
However, those in the know, are speculating that Edelman hooking up again with the Patriots many not be as much a foregone conclusion as Kraft would want it to be, with Edelman is looking for a similar deal to that negotiated by wide receiver Danny Amendola who received a five-year contract worth $28.5 million from the Patriots last year, with $10 million of that money being guaranteed.
Edelman may well be putting out feelers (or vice versa) with Bill O’Brien, now head coach of the Houston Texans who was on the coaching staff at the New England Patriots, and know Justin and what he is capable of doing better than most.
National Football League pundits point out that Justin Edelman would dovetail very nicely into a three-receiver team in cahoots with Andre Johnson and DeAndre Hopkins.
No doubt in anticipation of some tough negotiations ahead, Robert Kraft heaped praise on Edelman and his achievements for the team last season, emphasizing his hope that the young and versatile player will want to re-sign with the club he has spent all of his professional career to date with.
Justin Edelman is known for the versatility of his play, having played with both the Patriots as a wide receiver and defensive back. Edelman is holder of the Patriot’s franchise record for the longest punt return.
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Julian Edelman played college football for both Kent State and the College of San Mateo as a quarterback, after which he spent a year at the College of San Mateo before transferring to Kent State University, where he majored in business management.