New England Patriots: Julian Edelman “Doubtful” He Could Play the Whole 2021 Season


The New England Patriots will be heading into the NFL Draft in a few weeks focused on adding young exciting talent to a rebuilt roster.  While fans are laser focused on drafting a quarterback for the future, there’s questions still at wide receiver.

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Julian Edelman, who missed 10 games last season with a knee injury, will need to see his workload managed this season.  The Boston Herald’s Karen Guregian reported on Thursday that Edelman may not be able to play the entire 2021 season.


“According to a source familiar with Edelman’s situation, it’s doubtful he will be able to play the entire 2021 season,” said Guregian in the Boston Herald. 

The veteran wide receiver is going to try and “gut out” and play another season on his troubled knee.  The Patriots have depth on their roster at wide receiver with the addition of Nelson Agholor and Kendrick Bourne.  They also still have Jakobi Meyers, Gunner Olszewski and N’Keal Harry.  In addition to the depth at receiver, the Patriots have also added two new tight ends in Jonnu Smith and Hunter Henry. 

The soon to be 35-year-old Edelman has been a gutsy player his whole career and New England should manage his workload to keep him fresh and healthy this season. 

Head Coach Bill Belichick could look to the draft and add another young receiver to the mix in the next couple of weeks.  The Patriots have been very aggressive this offseason could also look at adding another receiving running back

The days of seeing Edelman perform in games like he did this past season in Seattle, where he had eight catches for 179 yards, might be over.  The players around the former Super Bowl MVP have greatly improved.  He has one year left that pays him $2.8 million and a $6.1 million cap hit.  If he is released the Patriots would free up $3.5 million in cap space. 

Whatever happens with Edelman in New England, one thing is for certain, he will try and gut it out and play this season. 

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Boston Sports Syndicate: New England Patriots: Julian Edelman “Doubtful” He Could Play the Whole 2021 Season
New England Patriots: Julian Edelman “Doubtful” He Could Play the Whole 2021 Season
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