Julian Edelman announced his retirement of football on their social networks after New England Patriots notify you that your contract would be terminated. The 34-year-old wide receiver made it official that he will leave the professional competition after sharing a video on Twitter after considering retirement for some time. Edelman suffered a chronic knee injury since last year. Thanks to his departure, the Patriots will get $ 3.4 million under the salary cap.
According to the transaction information of the NFL, the New England Patriots ended the contractual relationship with wide receiver Edelman, who announced his retirement hours later. The three-time Super Bowl champion with that team had signed a contract extension in May 2019 for two seasons and $ 15.5 million that ran through the current 2021 season.
The historical player, close friend of another legend like Tom brady, failed the physical tests due to a chronic injury to one of his knees and for this reason ended up being cut by the Patriots. Ian Rapoport, a journalist for the NFL, reported that Edelman tried to recover from his knee injury but due to the complexity of returning as soon as possible, the 34-year-old athlete decided to retire.
The player confirmed his decision in a video on the social network Twitter, in which he can be seen sitting in a chair on the lawn of the New England Patriots stadium. “It was a difficult decision, but it is the right one for me and my family. I am honored and proud to retire as a Patriot, ”Edelman said in said farewell video. The player recorded 6,822 yards and 36 touchdowns in his 11-year career with the Patriots.
Following Edelman’s retirement, the Patriots will have N’Keal Harry, Jakobi Meyers, Gunner Olszewski and reinforcements Kendrick Bourne and Nelson Agholor as wide receivers. “Foxboro forever,” Edelman wrote in his farewell video, where he clarified that the reason was his “injury from last year.” The ‘Pats’ also fired him on their social networks with various photos and videos of his career along with the message: “An incredible career, an incredible story. Thanks Edelman ”.
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