Patriots beat writer Mike Reiss was asked about Julian Edelman's progress in camp: He has been terrific in training camp. Really, really impressive, to the point that I asked (Tom Brady) on Tuesday if he now feels he's at a point with Edelman that was similar to what he had with Wes Welker. Brady basically gushed.
Edelman caught a career high 105 passes for 1,056 yards and six touchdowns filling the Wes Welker role in the Patriots offense. Danny Amendola should be healthier this season, but it may not matter — Edelman clearly outplayed Amendola in 2013 and the team rewarded him with a new contract. He should once again threaten the 100-catch mark as Tom Brady’s favorite target not named Rob Gronkowski.