Report: Patriots, Edelman sign 2-year, $18M extension
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The New England Patriots have signed star wide receiver Julian Edelman to a two-year contract extension worth $18 million, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported, citing a source.

Fresh off earning MVP honors in the Patriots' latest Super Bowl victory, the 32-year-old Edelman also reportedly received an $8-million signing bonus along with $12 million in guaranteed money.

The extension will begin after the remaining year on his current contract and will keep Edelman in New England through the 2021 campaign, which would be Tom Brady's age-44 season.

A former college quarterback who landed with the Patriots as a seventh-round pick in 2009, Edelman has long been one of the league's most productive slot receivers.

The 2019 campaign marked one of his most efficient to date, as he racked up 74 receptions for 850 yards and six touchdowns after returning from a four-game suspension to start the year.

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Report: Patriots, Edelman sign 2-year, $18M extension
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