BOSTON (CBS) — Julian Edelman is fresh off his 31st birthday, but his time in New England is apparently not nearing an end.
NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reported Thursday that the receiver and the Patriots were working on a contract extension. By Thursday afternoon, Adam Schefter reported that the deal had been agreed upon.
Edelman is coming off a career season, setting a personal high with 1,106 receiving yards on 98 receptions with three touchdowns while playing in all 16 games. In three postseason games, he caught 21 passes for 342 yards and a touchdown, with none more prominent than his miracle grab over the middle of the field as part of the miraculous comeback in Super Bowl LI.
Edelman’s current contract is set to expire after the 2017 season, which prompted some questions from the outside about his future with the organization. An extension now would seem to indicate that he’ll be around for at least more than one season.