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Julian Edelman ‘excited to be back’ after agreeing with Patriots on new contract

03.15.14 at 3:03 pm ET

The Patriots and Julian Edelman have agreed to terms, according to multiple reports. Edelman, via twitter, expressed his excitement at the prospect of returning to the team with whom he’s spent the entirety of his five-year NFL career.

The wide receiver, who caught a team-high 105 passes last year for the Patriots (to go along with 1,056 yards and six touchdowns, all of which were career-highs) entered free agency after reportedly turning down a three-year deal from New England, but is now set to return to the team that drafted him in the seventh round in 2009. In all, the 27-year-old has played five years in the league and has 174 career receptions to go along with 1,770 yards and 10 touchdowns. For more Patriots news, check out

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