Patriots announce re-signing of WR Julian Edelman

Published on NewsOK Modified: March 18, 2014 at 5:44 pm •  Published: March 18, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Julian Edelman is back with the Patriots and Tom Brady doesn't have to worry about losing his favorite wide receiver again.

Edelman, who caught a career-high 105 passes with six touchdowns after Wes Welker left for the Denver Broncos before last season, re-signed with New England on Tuesday after testing the free-agent market.

The announcement came three days after a post on Edelman's Twitter account said, "Foxboro is home. Excited to be back."

The Patriots did not disclose details of the contract, reportedly worth $17 million over four years.

His signing is the second in two days of a wide receiver by the Patriots. On Monday, they added Brandon LaFell, who became a free agent after catching 49 passes in his fourth NFL season, all with the Carolina Panthers.

New England also has Danny Amendola, who caught 54 passes in a disappointing, injury-plagued first season with the team. Two rookies also contributed, Aaron Dobson with 37 catches and Kenbrell Thompkins with 32. Dobson is expected to be sidelined at least two months after surgery for a stress fracture in his foot.

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