The New England Patriots got in on the arms race with the Denver Broncos on Wednesday when they locked down cornerback Darrelle Revis to a one-year deal. The move also counters the wide receiver signing by the New York Jets, who picked up Eric Decker in the late night hours.
Wide receiver is a position the Patriots are looking into though, as one of their top guys is on the market and could be headed to the AFC North. According to Jason La Canfora from CBSSports.com, the Cleveland Browns are recruiting Julian Edelman with quarterback Brian Hoyer leading the charge.
I have heard that Browns QB Brian Hoyer has been trying to recruit Edelman to Cleveland as well. They played together in NE
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) March 13, 2014
Hoyer and Edelman go back to their days with the Patriots and bringing him to Cleveland could be huge for the renaissance that is being set up for the Browns.
There’s no guarantee that he’ll come to Cleveland, but Bill Belichick’s vertically challenged receivers tend to prefer other systems that don’t get them killed on a weekly basis.