By Michael Hurley , CBS Boston BOSTON (CBS) — Julian Edelman is hanging up his spikes. The veteran wide receiver officially announced his decision in a four-minute video posted on his social media channels on Monday afternoon. “Nothing in my career has ever come easy. And no surprise, this isn’t gonna be easy, either. Now I’ve always said, I’ma go until the wheels come off. And uh … they finally have fallen off,” Edelman said while seated on the middle of the field at Gillette Stadium. “Due to an injury last year, I’ll be making my official announcement of my retirement from football. It was a hard decision, but the right decision for me and my family. And I’m honored and so proud to be retiring a Patriot.” Foxboro Forever pic.twitter.com/x3SDDPJoTX — Julian Edelman (@Edelman11) April 12, 2021 That video was posted not long after news broke that the Patriots had terminated Edelman’s contract due to a failed physical. Edelman dealt with a knee injury last season, … [Read more...] about Julian Edelman Announces Retirement From Football
By Michael Hurley , CBS Boston BOSTON (CBS) — For whatever reason, the internet loves to fight about whether Julian Edelman belongs in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. It is absolutely wild stuff. People get really mad about it, too. READ MORE: Stimulus Check Update: Is A Fourth Relief Payment Coming? It’s just a sports museum, people. Don’t get so angry! Anyways, the argument against Edelman is no doubt a big one. He’s not a prototypical wide receiver, so he doesn’t have prototypical wide receiver stats. Likewise, he never got any prototypical wide receiver accolades, like Pro Bowl nods or All-Pro votes. So, the logic goes, if he’s not worthy of being a First or Second Team All-Pro, and if he can’t even make a stinking Pro Bowl, then how on earth could you ever put him in the Hall of Fame? It’s a fair point. But here’s the thing: The world of sports loves stories. And you’d be hard-pressed to find a better story than Julian Edelman’s. Yes, a “good story” … [Read more...] about Julian Edelman For The Hall Of Fame? Here’s The One (Winning) Argument
Breaking News @Edelman11 / Twitter 2:49 PM PT -- Edelman just posted a heartfelt goodbye video to the Patriots organization ... thanking the team for the past 12 years. "Nothing in my career's ever come easy, and no surprise, this isn't gonna be easy either," Edleman said while sitting on the Gillette Stadium field. Foxboro Forever pic.twitter.com/x3SDDPJoTX — Julian Edelman (@Edelman11) April 12, 2021 @Edelman11 "I've always said I'm a go until the wheels comes off and they've finally fallen off. Due to an injury last year, I'll be making my official announcement of my retirement from football." Edelman went on to thank Pats owner Robert Kraft and coach Bill Belichick ... saying, "Mr. Kraft, the Kraft family, learned so much from you guys on and off the field. Coach Belichick giving me the opportunity, I'll always love you for that." Worth noting -- no mention of Tom Brady ... maybe he gets a personal phone call instead?? … [Read more...] about Julian Edelman Officially Retires, Hall of Famer or Nah?!
Getty Images Julian Edelman is hanging up his cleats. Shortly after news broke that the Patriots had released Edelman after he failed a physical related to last year’s knee injury, Edelman announced that he has played the last game of his career. “Nothing in my career has ever come easy,” Edelman said. “This isn’t going to be easy either. I’ve always said I’m going until the wheels come off and they finally have fallen off. Due to an injury last year I will be making my official announcement of my retirement from football. It was a hard decision but the right decision for me and my family. And I am honored and so proud to be retiring as a Patriot.” Edelman retires with three Super Bowl rings and a Super Bowl MVP award, and he retires with a unique place in Patriots history for his many contributions, which included not only being one of the NFL’s top possession receivers, but also a contributor as a punt returner, a passer on trick plays and even a cornerback at times. … [Read more...] about Julian Edelman: I am retiring a Patriot
close Video Fox News Flash top headlines for April 12 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. New England Patriots great Julian Edelman announced his retirement from the NFL on Monday afternoon. Edelman, a three-time Super Bowl champion and the MVP of Super Bowl LIII, posted an emotional video on social media of himself sitting at the Patriots' home field, Gillette Stadium. In the post, the former seventh-round draft pick said how playing in the NFL as a Patriot has "been the best 12 years of my life." CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM "Nothing in my career has ever come easy, and no surprise this isn't going to be easy either," Edelman said. "I always said I'll go until the wheels come off, and they finally have fallen off. Due to an injury last year, I'll be making my official announcement of my retirement from football. This was a hard decision, but the right decision for me … [Read more...] about Patriots’ Julian Edelman retires; ‘It’s been the best 12 years of my life’