Schefter: Patriots, Edelman talk new deal

March, 6, 2014
Mar 6
5:55
PM ET
The Patriots on Thursday had contract discussions with receiver Julian Edelman, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

Edelman, coming off a career season in 2013, is set to become an unrestricted free agent at the start of the new league year, which begins March 11.

The 27-year old led the team with 105 receptions last season, his fifth in the NFL. After playing on a one-year deal worth just over $1 million in 2013, Edelman figures to earn a raise in his new deal.

He's one of the team's two highest-profile free agents along with cornerback Aqib Talib, and the talks with Edelman bear monitoring as we lead up to free agency.

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