McDaniels: Edelman has earned it

Updated: September 18, 2012, 3:08 PM ET
By ESPNBoston.com

With much media attention focused on veteran Wes Welker's decreased role and Julian Edelman's rise on the wide receiver depth chart, New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels said Tuesday that Edelman has earned the playing time.

Welker found himself as the No. 3 option behind Brandon Lloyd and Edelman on Sunday in the Patriots' 20-18 loss to the Arizona Cardinals.

In his weekly conference call with reporters, McDaniels praised Edelman's versatility and said the ...

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