Patriots WR Julian Edelman hosting virtual workout with Planet Fitness

While you’re probably bummed out that you can’t get to the gym during the coronavirus outbreak, New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman wants to help you stay fit from home.

Edelman is hosting the “United We Move’ workout with Planet Fitness on April 2 at 7 p.m. ET, according to The Boston Globe’s Ben Volin.

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By Erin Walsh | Last updated 4/1/20

Julian Edelman Arrested For Vandalism After Allegedly Jumping On Hood Of Car

Julian Edelman has had a rough past week or so, and we aren’t just talking about the New England Patriots’ disappointing playoff loss to the Tennessee Titans. Now, the star receiver can also add an arrest to his list of problems. 

Edelman was arrested in Beverly Hills, California, on Saturday night after he allegedly jumped on the hood of a person’s Mercedes, according to TMZ. Police were in the area working a robbery, and someone flagged them down to report what Edelman had done. The 33-year-old was cited for misdemeanor vandalism and released.

It’s unclear why Edelman decided to hop on the hood of someone’s car, but TMZ reports that police suspected he had been drinking. The Los Angeles County District Attorney will now decide whether or not to proceed with charges, though it seems like the type of case Edelman could easily settle by writing a check to the owner of the vehicle.

Edelman had one awesome play during New England’s loss to the Titans, but he also had a key dropped pass that killed a drive. He battled injuries throughout the season and is expected to have surgeries on both his shoulder and knee this offseason. He also has some legal trouble to sort out.

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By Steve DelVecchio  |  Last updated 1/12/20

Edelman and Gilmore Ejected From Patriots Camp

Written by Mike Reiss at ESPN.com

It didn’t take long for one of the newest members of the New England Patriots to make some noise in training camp.

Defensive back Stephon Gilmore, who signed a five-year, $65 million deal with the team in March, tangled with wide receiver Julian Edelman, resulting in the ejection of both players from Tuesday morning’s practice session.

Edelman and Gilmore, who were matched up during an 11-on-11 red zone drill during the latter portion of practice, got tangled up in the back of the end zone. As a pass from Jacoby Brissett to Edelman fell incomplete, the fiery wide receiver took exception to Gilmore’s physical play and wrestled him to the ground before coaches and teammates separated the two.

Both players’ helmets were off by the end of the scuffle.

“That stuff happens and everyone knows Jules is a fiery guy,” Devin McCourty, a team captain, said. “I think the biggest thing is those two positions compete all day. Whether it’s individual release drills, one-on-ones, 7-on-7 — it’s the same guys.

“I think the greatest thing about our team is that all that stuff happens on the field, it’s football, it never carries over to the locker room. We understand we’re out here to get better and those two guys will come back out here tomorrow and compete at a high level again.”

Patriots coach Bill Belichick has a non-negotiable practice rule: No fights. If you do fight, you are ejected.

Wide receiver Brandin Cooks said he “absolutely” agrees with Belichick’s policy.

“There’s no time to waste,” he said.

The 6-foot-1, 190-pound Gilmore, who is noted for his length and physical play, gives the Patriots another option when matching up against some of the bigger receivers who have become more prevalent across the NFL.

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Julian Edelman And Patriots Agree To Two Year Extension

Written by Mike Reiss at ESPN.com

The New England Patriots and wide receiver Julian Edelman have reached an agreement on a two-year extension that, with incentives, could reach $15 million, sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter on Thursday.

With Edelman now signed through 2019, the Patriots have four of their five top receivers signed for multiple seasons: Edelman, Brandin Cooks (2018), Chris Hogan (2018) and Malcolm Mitchell (2019). In addition, tight end Rob Gronkowski and quarterback Tom Brady are signed through the 2019 season.

Edelman, 31, was entering the final year of his contract in 2017. He has led the Patriots in catches in three of the past four seasons, finishing last year with a team-high 98 catches for 1,106 yards in the 2016 regular season.

From 2013 to ’16, Edelman’s 356 receptions are the fifth-highest total in the NFL, behind only Pittsburgh’s Antonio Brown (481), Denver’s Demaryius Thomas (398), Atlanta’s Julio Jones (364) and Arizona’s Larry Fitzgerald (356).

Edelman also holds the Patriots record for most punt returns for a touchdown, with four. His 11.7-yard average on punt returns ranks second in franchise history and is tied for ninth in NFL history with Devin Hester and Mark Herron. Because of his high value to the offense, the Patriots have limited Edelman’s work on punt returns the past two years.

Edelman, whose diving catch in Super Bowl LI was a signature play in the Patriots’ comeback victory against Atlanta, had signed a four-year contract extension with a maximum value of $19 million in 2014.

He entered the NFL as a seventh-round draft choice of the Patriots in 2009, the 232nd overall selection.

NFL Network had earlier reported that Edelman and the Patriots were close to agreement on an extension.

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Brady Speaks on Patriots Quarterbacks


Written by Doug Kyed at NESN.com

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is in the midst of a four-game suspension, but he’s still talking to Jim Gray on Westwood One every Monday night. Since Brady isn’t playing, most questions are centered on the goings on of his 2-0 Patriots. There’s still plenty to talk to Brady about, since his backup, Jimmy Garoppolo, suffered a shoulder injury Sunday, leading to the possibility rookie quarterback Jacoby Brissett will start the Patriots’ Thursday night game against the Houston Texans. The Patriots beat the Dolphins 31-24 Sunday despite Garoppolo’s injury. Here’s what Brady had to say this Monday on various Patriots-related topics.

On Garoppolo’s play prior to his shoulder injury: “It was good to see. We got off to such a great start, and he was really firing the ball in there and being very accurate and decisive with his throws. It was great to see. It was a tough injury. We were up 21 points when he got hurt, and Miami did a great job of hanging in there and battling back, but I was glad we were able to close it out with the interception by Duron there at the end.”

On Garoppolo’s injury: “It’s tough. He made a great play to escape the pocket and made a great throw on the run on a third down play. The linebacker hit him and landed on top of him, and you see that quite a bit in the NFL. It’s a tough injury, especially your throwing shoulder. I feel for him. It’s a tough injury, but I know he’ll be back out there as soon as he can.”

On Garoppolo’s NFL potential: “I think that’s going to be decided by him. I think, obviously the way he’s started, it’s been a great start to him starting games in the NFL. He’s a very hard worker, and I’m just proud of the way he’s led the team. To be 2-0 at this point when two of the other teams are 0-2, it’s really great for our team. I know he’ll be fighting hard to be out there this week, and hopefully by the next week. He’s done a great job.”

On working with Brissett: “Jacoby’s done a great job taking advantage of his opportunity, as well. He went out there yesterday and showed a lot of poise. He’s got a great demeanor about him. I love working with him. I think he shows up to work every day working hard. He’s very competitive, and I know our coaching staff will have him prepared and ready to go for Thursday night if he’s called upon. Who knows. Jimmy may be out there. We’ll see how it plays out.”

On the prospect of Julian Edelman playing quarterback: “I think Coach Belichick always has the team prepared for any situation. He thinks these things through, and the game just happened yesterday, so a lot of things could happen between now and Thursday night. Julian’s kind of been in that role, and he’s played that position. God forbid anything happened to Jacoby, if he’s the only guy out there at quarterback, but if that’s the case, then I’d expect Julian to go out there and for the coaches to be comfortable with the plays they’re calling for him.”

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