Julian Edelman to re-sign with Patriots

Wednesday April 10th, 2013

Wide receiver Julian Edelman has agreed to re-sign with the New England Patriots, reports USA TODAY's Mike Garafolo on Twitter.

Edelman will sign a one-year contract. Financial terms were not immediately known, but NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported that the deal is "incentive-laden."

New England's wide receiver group will look different next season. The Patriots lost receiver Wes Welker, one of the league's best in the slot, to the Broncos. The team also released receiver Brandon Lloyd.

But the Patriots signed Danny Amendola away from the Rams, with the hope that he can help replace some of Welker's production. Former Bills receiver Donald Jones also agreed to a deal with New England.

Earlier Wednesday, the Patriots signed Steelers receiver Emmanuel Sanders to an offer sheet. It's not clear yet whether Pittsburgh will match the offer and keep Sanders, but New England has been aggressive this offseason in bringing in weapons for Tom Brady.

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