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NFL Rumors: Patriots and Julian Edelman 'discussed a new contract' on Thursday

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The New England Patriots and free agent wide receiver Julian Edelman have begun discussing a new contract. The Patriots are trying to keep Edelman from hitting free agency and would preferably get a deal done before he can sign with another team on Tuesday.

Edelman’s agent can begin talking to other teams on Saturday though, but it is probably in his best interest to stay with the Patriots and quarterback Tom Brady who makes players look better than they are. It is a good sign though considering the two sides weren’t talking in late February.

From the Boston Globe:

While they had preliminary contact with the agent of free agent cornerback Aqib Talib at the combine, sources say they haven’t approached impending free agents Julian Edelman and Ryan Wendell about contracts, or guard Logan Mankins or safety Devin McCourty about potential extensions to help lower their 2014 cap numbers.

 

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