WR Julian Edelman signs an extension with the Patriots
- According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, wide receiver Julian Edelman and the New England Patriots have agreed to terms on an extension.
- After a slow start to his career, Edelman broke out in 2013 grading as the 16th best receiver (82.9). Edelman has been the Patriots number one receiver ever since, grading in the top 25 among WRs three out of the past four years including a career best 16th overall (84.5) in 2015.
- In 2016, Edelman was one the most effective receivers from the slot and out of 30 receivers that ran at least 200 routes from the slot he ranked first in yards-per-route-run at 2.42.
- Among active receivers Edelman has the fifth most forced missed tackles since 2014 with 42.