Free agent wide receiver Julian Edelman is a wanted man. The Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns, and of course the New England Patriots are among the teams interested in the slot receiver/return man.
Edelman will make his first free agent visit on Friday, when he is set to visit the San Francisco 49ers. From Adam Schefter of ESPN:
Patriots free-agent WR Julian Edelman is scheduled to visit the 49ers on Friday, per source. SF also interested in Giants WR Hakeem Nicks.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 14, 2014
Ian Rapoport of NFL.com adds the following:
At this point, Julian Edelman has turned down an offer from the #Patriots and tried to gauge his market. Should get clarity tomorrow in SF
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 14, 2014
Coming off a season when he caught 105 balls as Tom Brady‘s go-to receiver, the competition for Edelman’s services should be stiff indeed. It will be interesting to see if a team like the 49ers pursues him as aggressively as the Browns and Patriots have thus far.