January 19, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman (11) against the Denver Broncos in the 2013 AFC Championship football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Free Agency rumors: Houston Texans, Cleveland Browns to target Julian Edelman?

The Super Bowl is almost here, which means that the 30 other teams not in the big game are looking at ways they can try and get there next season. Free agency will be a major host for some teams and targets are already being scoped out by some.

One free agent who looks to be already getting targeted is New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman. According to Mike Reiss from ESPNBoston, the Patriots may not keep Edelman which may prompt the Cleveland Browns and Houston Texans to make a run at him.

 As strong of a season as Edelman had, I don’t see the Patriots going in that direction, in part because of the price tag — around $11 million on a one-year deal. My projection on Edelman’s market is that the Patriots should expect it to be in the same range as the deal that Danny Amendola received. I could see a team such as the Texans or Browns seeing it as an ideal fit and taking the bidding to a higher level than the Patriots might be comfortable going.

The Texans make the most sense since new head coach Bill O’Brien has used Edelman in his system before and could plug him in as a target for whoever the Texans end up drafting this April.

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  • Chris smith

    No thanks as far as the texans go I hope. They’re not even in the market for a receiver.

  • Craig Barker

    Signing this guy would be a mistake. He isn’t that talented but having tom brady to throw you the ball really helps. If he ended up on cleveland he would be a 20-30 catch 300-500 yard guy…or somewhere close to that.

  • Gavin Homrighausen

    He’s a good receiver and I’d be happy if they got him, but a. They haves salary cap issues so I don’t see them picking up a player that could be dropped because his contract is too big b. even though it’d be great to have another good receiver, we don’t need one that bad c. The patriots don’t have many reliable receivers outside of Edelman, so they’d be dumb to let him go.