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    Edelman Spotted on Crutches and Wearing Walking Boot After Win Over Miami
    By: Ian Logue

    After getting knocked out of last week's game with a concussion, Edelman left yesterday's game against Miami with a foot injury and according to Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald was spotted wearing a boot on his foot and on crutches....

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    Man he has had a tough go of it with injuries, hope he is not gone to long.
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    The fact that he is in a boot and on crutches tells me that he will be out for at least a few weeks. And with only 4 games remaining, I'd be curious as to whether the team simply sits him until the last game or until the playoffs.

    With Edelman down, our WR group is as follows: Lloyd, Slater, Welker.

    Welker will continue to be Welker, Lloyd will have to be more involved now, and as much as I love Slater, to see him running routes is scary. The Patriots need to bring in 1 if not 2 receivers to get through this stretch and possibly into the playoffs.

    The options would be: Jeremy Ebert, Kamar Aiken (Practice Squad), or one of our familiar vets on the FA market: Deion Branch, Jabar Gaffney, Donte Stallworth.

    Ebert and Aiken are more projects at this point. Branch is nearly recovered from his hamstring, Gaffney's suspension is up (time as FA counted, actually), and Stallworth was recently in for a workout.

    If we don't address our WR position, then we will have to rely more on our TE: Hernandez, Fells, Shiancoe.
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    Maybe it was just precautionary. Maybe they wanted to wait until
    they could do more tests. I really hope this is the case and it
    is not that bad.
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    He's got 5, hopefully 6 weeks to get better
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    Edelman has been having a great season on offense and special teams. IMO, hes shown enough to let Welker walk.
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    Based on performance, I would agree that he negates the need to overpay for Welker. But A) There's no need for the two to be mutually exclusive if the money is right. And B) Edelman's injury history makes me wary of counting on him to replace Welker for 16 games a season.
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    This dude needs to stay healthy.
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    I'd like to see Branch back, purely for he and TB's chemistry......Hey, say that 5 times fast :)
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    The dude can't stay healthy. Edelman has already proven that year after year after year. The shame of it is that he is an exciting player. However the way he plays the game, the very things that make him exciting simply expose him in a way that his body simply cannot handle. I no longer believe JH will ever see more than eight games of a 16 game season. Mine as well pack him away for the post season and hope we can get a game or two out of him there.

    Looked at the start of the year that this was the year BB had planned on really allowing JH to prove himself. Unfortunately he has proven to be exactly what he has been from day 1.
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    Contrary to a once-popular belief, it's starting to become apparent that they really do have fairly different skill sets . . . just as the team has insisted all along. If they let Welker walk, it's purely a matter of age IMO. (Though Edelman's injury history probably ought to balance that out.)

    I think where there is a real personnel glut is the combination of those two dudes and Hernandez, along with the rest of the tight ends. (Not that they're ever all healthy simultaneously...) We're still lacking guys who thrive by operating outside the numbers. But heck, you can't have everything!
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    I dont know how much money Welker wants, but it must be way more than the Pats are willing to pay.

    Brady made Welker just like Brady made Branch and Givens.Thats why I believe the Pats will stand their ground and let Welker walk unless he wants to accept less. WR is likely a draft need since NE needs to get younger at that position.
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    Edelman has 21 catches. Let's at least let him pass the immortal Brandon Tate, and his 24 catches, before we start pretending that Edelman's been anything above pedestrian on offense, let alone offering up the insane notion that he's "been having a great season on offense".
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    Welker takes massive blows every game and keeps ticking.

    Edelman misses games after getting over excited spiking the ball on a TD.

    I like Edelman as a player, but come on the Julian Glassman threads would start around week 2 if he tries to replace Welker.
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    You're half right.

    Welker knows how to flop down (I'm not saying that in a bad way). He understands he's a little guy and does well to preserve himself.

    Edelman plays in a way that would guarantee a very short career. For some reason, he thinks he's Earl Campbell sometimes.

    He's going to have to learn that skill from Lloyd and Welker.
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    As usual, the point goes over your skull. Not everyone here judges player performance as it relates to fantasy football and Madden.

    Edleman has improved immensely with a near 70% catch rate.FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | WIDE RECEIVERS 2012 Years past, JE was down in the 50% catch rate range like 2010 and 2011. FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Julian Edelman Not good enough for Brady and the Pats and a ticket out of town like Ocho Stinko.

    My statement stands, Edelman is playing great compared to years past and Brady is looking his way more and more. Edelman caught a nice bullet from Brady yesterday in Miami. Edelman is having a record season and its a shame hes missed so much time. Hes definitely turned into a weapon for the Pats and deserves another contract.
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    Edelman has worked hard all year and is definitely evolving into a weapon for this team. To those saying he will be our Welker replacement, I ask that you reassess. Over the past few weeks, Edelman and Welker have been on the field together in 2 Receiver Sets, and it is clear that both players have different skill sets.

    That said, the only receivers under contract for next year are Lloyd (2 years remaining) and Slater (2 years remaining, he's not a receiver).

    It goes without saying that our WR corp needs to be rebuilt. It needs to be more dynamic, and needs to get younger.

    Let us hope Welker and the team can come to terms on a 2 year deal to finish out his career as a Patriots. Edelman should be extended, but for no more than 3 years at a team friendly value. He has taken until this year to really break out, and his injury history is a concern.
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    He is not playing great when he's not playing, though, and the part of your quote I bolded is important. He is playing better than he has in the past, but in no way shape, or form is he any sort of "Welker replacement"

    I'm all for keeping Edelman at a reasonable salary. I also see no evidence that he's a player to count on for 16 games, or 12 games, or even for 8 games.

    He is just getting hurt too much, simple as that. He needs to take a lesson from Welker and Woodhead and finish his runs by getting low and minimizing contact.
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    As usual, you post nonsense and then backtrack or divert. Your original post did not compare Edelman's year to his previous years:

    Edelman's not have a great year receiving. He's having an very pedestrian year receiving, and he's done nothing to show that he can make Welker expendable.
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    I'd love it if Julian were a poor man's Wes Welker. Trouble is, so far he is not even a homeless man's Wes Welker. He's more of a constantly injured man's Wes Welker
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    Edelman had this sweet outside the numbers catch against the Ravens I wish we'd utilize more.

    Anyone remember what I'm taking about? They lined him out wide, he fought with the CB and had an awesome turnaround catch in the guy's (Webb?) face.
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    Edelman has his catch rate up. Brady is trusting him because he catches the ball. I disagree and believe Edelman can play the slot if Welker is gone.

    Hopefully Edelman learns next season when the team will be relying on him more.
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    I'm a big Julian fan. I think he's explosive and certainly has an elusiveness much like Woodhead does. He'll be boringly average for stretches, and then electrify you with 1, or a series of plays (in all facets of the game). He's more exciting to watch then Welker (IMO).

    With that said, and as has been stated a few times already.

    He cannot replace Wes as a weapon on this offense. Welker, is not as "flashy" as Edelmen is perhaps, but he has 2 very significant qualities in abundance that I've yet to see from Edelmen.

    1. Reliability- The last SB aside, the dude is just about as automatic on some routes as ANYONE in the league.
    2. Durability - Takes a licking and keeps on ticking like noone's business.

    The two don't compare.
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    We all believe that.... for about three games until he gets hurt. Then he'll sit a few games, then play three more until he gets hurt again.

    lather, rinse, repeat.

    Nobody disputes that he can play very well on those too-rare occasions when he is able to suit up for more than a couple of games in a row.

    How you can be completely ignoring the durability issue is mind-boggling.
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    Nobody here posts more rubbish than you. Its every day in every thread.

    Edelman will be back next year because of this season. Hes having a great year despite missing 33% of the season.
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    You've just made my point. One of us made a ridiculous post here and then misrepresented what he'd written while attacking the poster who correctly pointed it out. That person wasn't me, so quit clowning yourself.

    And, again, Edelman is not having a great year as a receiver, and he's not shown that he can replace Welker or make Welker expendable.
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    On the "other" Pats site - one of their reglular posters (who has a good rep) said that NFL network was reporting that Edelman has a broken bone. Did not see this reported elsewhere.
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