Pats Beat: Julian Edelman back to form

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Capping off a hurry-up, 11-on-11 drill, Edelman ran a post corner route to the back right of the end zone and made an over-the-shoulder, diving catch on a perfect delivery from quarterback Tom Brady. The fiery Edelman got to his feet and then spiked the football with Gronk-like authority before getting a congratulatory head-butt from Brady.

Then, to the surprise of few, Edelman let the defense know about it, first turning to cornerback Justin Coleman, who had been in tight coverage, and then firing up more trash talk to defenders along the sideline. He also appeared to be jawing at defensive coaches.

"You definitely know he's out there because he's talking," joked safety Duron Harmon. "It's good to see him back. He's a great teammate, a great player, and he's a pleasure to work with."

Fantasy Impact: 

Good news for Edelman owners. Edelman is once again poised to be a top-PPR WR this year. Unfortunately, with Tom Brady suspended for four games, it's going to lower his preseason ranking. If you can get Edelman on the cheap, he should get a boost starting in Week 5 when Brady returns.

Filed Under: 2016, Preseason

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