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Player Spotlight: Julian Edelman

We take a look back at Julian Edelman's 2015 season and offer our predictions for 2016.

2015 Regular Season Stats: 9 games played/ 9 starts, 61 receptions, 692 yards, 7 touchdowns

Julian Edelman began the 2015 campaign on a tear before an injured foot caused him to miss the last seven games of the regular season.

  • Through the first nine games, Edelman had seven receiving touchdowns, tying him with receivers Odell Beckham Jr. and DeAndre Hopkins for the most by a wide receiver in the NFL.
  • Edelman opened the season with back-to-back games of 11 catches and 97 yards receiving, vs. Pittsburgh and at Buffalo, adding two touchdown receptions in Buffalo. 
  • In Week 10, Edelman came out hot at the Giants, hauling in four passes for 53 yards in the first quarter before leaving with an injury.
  • Edelman returned for the Patriots Divisional playoff game against the Chiefs, tallying 10 receptions for 100 yards.

Presenting some of the best photos of Patriots WR Julian Edelman.

McDaniels on Julian Edelman after his injury: "I think it's important to understand that there's nobody that's going to go in and just take Julian's place... any time that you incur an injury to a player as versatile as Julian... it's never going to be one person's responsibility to go in there and make up for that production."

Edelman in 2016: Nobody plays harder than Edelman and unfortunately that's led to some injury trouble for the dynamic slot receiver. His foot injury derailed what was shaping up as a terrific season for Edelman, as he had seven touchdowns in half a season. His obvious comfort with Tom Brady will continue to make him the top target going forward and a full season of work will have him back around 100 catches next season.

Julian Edelman

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