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Patriots offseason: Julian Edelman says playing for the Patriots ‘is a dream'

Julian Edelman #11 of the New England Patriots celebrates his fourth quarter touchdown against the Denver Broncos during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado.
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Julian Edelman has made a name for himself at wide receiver. The former college quarterback emerged at the New England Patriots leading receiver in the 2013 season after the departure of Wes Welker. Ironically, Edelman finds himself in a similar position as Welker as he enters the offseason as a free agent. According to on Jan. 30, Edelman is hopeful he will end up back in New England.

As he led the team with 105 passes and 1,000 plus yards, Edelman is hoping to cash in after signing just a one-year, $1.15 million contract last year. He went from being on the roster bubble to becoming Tom Brady’s number one target. Edelman is not sure how contract talks will go, but he told WBZ-FM in Boston on Thursday that he is hopeful.

“Playing for New England is a dream, but like you said, there’s a short window in this sport. I don’t know yet. There’s a lot of things that can happen going forward that could sway that one way or another. Hopefully it all works out in favor for both.”

Julian Edelman said he has yet to sit down with his agents, but may be looking for outside receiver type money since that’s where he played 51 percent of the snaps. But from the Patriots perspective, he was forced into that role due to all the injuries that occurred on the offense.

As it is obvious the team needs to surround Brady with more weapons, bringing back Edelman should be a team priority. Unless, of course, Edelman’s asking price is too high and another team is willing to pay him the type of money he feels he is worth.

It will be another interesting offseason in New England.

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