|Julian Edelman celebrates 30th birthday with Patriots teammates in walking boot||05.22.16 at 9:31 pm ET|
Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman turned 30 years old on Sunday and video courtesy of Danny Amendola on Twitter showed the two receivers celebrating with quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and others over the weekend.
From a football standpoint, it’s worth noting Edelman still had a walking boot on his left foot. A few weeks ago he was seen with one on and reported he had surgery on his left foot, but was on track to return for training camp.
It doesn’t seem like the walking boot prohibited Edelman from enjoying his big day.
— Danny Amendola (@DannyAmendola) May 22, 2016
|Julian Edelman at No. 87 on NFL Network’s ‘Top 100′ list||05.11.16 at 8:32 pm ET|
Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman came in at No. 87 on the NFL Network’s “Top 100″ countdown on Wednesday night.
The 6-foot, 198-pound Edelman is the first New England player on the list, which is put together through a vote of the players. In the segment, several players were asked about Edelman’s abilities, with former Green Bay receiver Greg Jennings one of the guys who was left gushing about his skill set.
“He takes a lot of hits. He takes a ton of hits,” Jennings said of Edelman. “But he’s going to catch everything that comes in his vicinity.”
He added: “I love watching guys like that because they’re the smaller-statured guys. But their heart is bigger than anyone on the field.”
This is the second appearance on the Top 100 list for Edelman. Last year, he was No. 91.
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|Julian Edelman spotted with walking boot on left foot, reportedly ‘on track’ for camp return||at 3:39 pm ET|
Patriots receiver Julian Edelman was seen with a sizable walking boot on his left foot Wednesday.
According to ESPN, Edelman recently underwent surgery on the foot, but it’s not considered serious, and he is “on track to return for training camp.”
Edelman missed seven games at the end of the 2015 regular season because of a foot injury he sustained in a November win over the Giants. After he returned for the postseason opener, he got X-rays on the same foot following the divisional playoff win over the Chiefs.
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|Member of Patriots will be part of Wednesday’s ‘Top 100′ countdown on NFL Network||05.10.16 at 8:56 pm ET|
According to our friends at the NFL Network, this week’s edition of “The Top 100 Players of 2016” will include a member of the Patriots who will be making his second career appearance on the list. This week’s countdown is for players ranked between No. 90 and 81. (The list is determined solely by the votes of current NFL players.)
Potential candidates include wide receiver Julian Edelman, who was number 91 on last year’s list — the first time in his career he made the Top 100.
This week’s show is set for Wednesday at 8 p.m. on NFL Network. Immediately afterward, “The Top 100 Players of 2016 Reactions Show” airs with host Amber Theoharis and analyst Eric Davis.
|5 positional battles looming for Patriots this offseason||05.05.16 at 9:26 am ET|
Training camp is still a ways off — roughly three months — but with the moves the Patriots have made this spring in free agency and the draft, the lines have been draw for some clear positional battles. At this point on the calendar, here’s our pick for the top 5 positional battles looming in Foxboro:
Outside wide receiver: Draft picks Malcolm Mitchell and Devin Lucien join an already crowded picture on the outside, as they are added to a conversation that includes (in no particular order) Nate Washington, Keshawn Martin and Aaron Dobson, as well as back-end-of-the-roster types like Chris Harper. Complicating things are the versatility of guys like veteran Danny Amendola and newcomer Chris Hogan, two pass-catchers who have also spent time inside and outside the numbers over the course of their careers. With the departure of Brandon LaFell this past offseason, the opportunities will be there for someone to make an impact as a moderate to occasional deep threat in the receiving game. It’ll be interesting to see who steps up over the course of the spring and summer sessions to claim the gig.
Nickel corner: The Patriots put several different candidates through their paces at this position last year, but never really seemed to find a long-term solution. (Frequently, New England relied on the position versatility of the likes of Devin McCourty, Patrick Chung and Duron Harmon as safeties in coverage, which managed to offset some of the issues.) The selection of Cyrus Jones will put him smack dab in the middle of the action this spring, and given his body of work, his pedigree and his skill set, it suggests he could have the inside track on a handful of other candidates. (As a collegian, Jones also has experience on the outside. That, as well as his special teams value, make him one to watch this spring.) Justin Coleman and E.J. Biggers could be the primary competition for Jones at the position.
Backup defensive end: The likelihood is that the Patriots will utilize Rob Ninkovich, Chris Long and Jabaal Sheard as the primary end-of-the-line edge types, but there will be some chances to fill in at that spot as a backups. Newcomer Frank Kearse and youngsters Geneo Grissom, Trey Flowers and Rufus Johnson will all square off in the fight for playing time to serve as the primary backups. One of our favorites in this fight is Johnson, an intriguing but raw prospect who flashed all sorts of potential before he went on season-ending injured reserve last year.
|Robert Kraft, Julian Edelman, Danny Amendola attend Gisele Bundchen book launch party with Tom Brady||05.01.16 at 5:22 pm ET|
Devin McCourty’s wedding wasn’t the only Patriots-related event Saturday night.
Gisele Bundchen celebrated her book launch with a party at The Bowery Hotel in New York City. Besides her husband Tom Brady, Patriots owner Robert Kraft and wide receivers Danny Amendola and Julian Edelman attended the event, courtesy of Gisele’s publicist Amber Clapp on Instagram.
Many have wondered about Brady and Kraft’s relationship with the Deflategate saga, but Kraft offered his support for Brady Friday night at a draft party at Gillette and with him attending this event, it shows the two are just fine.
|Julian Edelman, Danny Amendola team up in ‘Cops’ video||04.19.16 at 2:16 pm ET|
Maybe Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola want to be actors following their football careers.
Edelman posted a video to his YouTube page on Tuesday of he and Amendola playing off of the TV show “Cops.” They titled it “PATS: Cleaning the streets.”
See for yourself.
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