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Per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Patriots WR Julian Edelman has announced his retirement.
After 12 seasons in the NFL, Patriots WR Julian Edelman has announced his retirement. A knee injury kept the veteran WR out of 2020 entirely and will now force him to retire.
The New England Patriots terminated Julian Edelman's contract Monday with a failed physical designation, according to Ian Rapoport.
Rapoport adds, Edelman has a decision to make on his future, and that, he imagines, it will come soon. As previously reported, it's doubtful Edelman's able to play the entire 2021 season, so, at this point, retirement is likely.
Julian Edelman's chronically troubled knee is putting his career in jeopardy, according to the Boston Herald. The outlet writes: According to a source familiar with Edelman’s situation, it’s doubtful he will be able to play the entire 2021 season. The knee has already hampered him for the better part of two years.
Edelman played through the pain in 2019 - totaling 100 receptions on 153 targets, 1,117 receiving yards, and six touchdowns. Last season, though, he was limited to six games. With the guarantee of missed games, the additions of Nelson Agholor and Kendrick Bourne, and the Patriots' run-first scheme - it looks like 2019 was Edelman's swan song as a fantasy-relevant receiver.
Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network is reporting that Patriots WR Julian Edelman (knee) is unsure if he’ll be healthy for the 2021 season.
Edelman wants to play in 2021, but is “still trying to see if he’s healthy enough to be out there for the 2021 season,” said Rapoport. He’s still rehabbing and recovering from a knee injury that limited him to just six games in 2020. “No decision has been made yet about whether his knee injury will allow him to play in 2021,” Rapoport added. Edelman hauled in 21 receptions on 39 targets for 315 yards and no touchdowns across six games last season. If Edelman is healthy enough to suit up, the 34-year-old WR is set to make $2.8 million in base salary for 2021.
According to reports, New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman is expected to return to the team for the 2021 season.
Edelman was limited to just six games in 2020 due to a knee injury and failed to record a touchdown for the first time in his career since the 2011 season. The veteran slot receiver has spent his entire career with the Patriots and will be a reliable and experienced piece in the offense if he opts to fully commit to a return in his 12th season. Fantasy managers can expect to land Edelman at the back of most redraft leagues or even on post-draft waiver wires due to an injury-plagued 2020 season.