This could reportedly be a precursor for his retirement announcement, per ESPN’s Mike Reiss. A decision from Edelman is likely to come sooner rather than later.
In 2020, Edelman appeared in only six games and had 21 receptions for 315 yards and no touchdowns. He underwent minor knee surgery and was placed on the injured reserve list in October and was never activated again.
Edelman, 34, has played his entire 11-year NFL career with the Patriots since being drafted in 2009. He won three Super Bowls, including Super Bowl LIII against the Rams where he was named Super Bowl MVP for his 10 receptions and 141 receiving yards.
He ranks fourth all-time in franchise history in receptions (620) and receiving yards (6,822).
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