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Julian Edelman's contract gets tweaked

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12:31 PM ET 05.25 | The Patriots and wide receiver Julian Edelman have reworked a minor portion of his new contract with the team, according to the Boston Globe. Edelman was in line to receive a $50,000 workout bonus, but now $40,000 of that bonus has been converted to a roster bonus that vests during the first week of the season. The change was made to reflect Edelman's injury history. He reinjured his right foot and has been a limited participant in the team's offseason program. He has yet to get on the field for any of the team's OTAs. In his first four seasons, Edelman has missed 16 out of 64 regular season games, a good quarter of his career.

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May 25, 2013  02:58 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Sounds like he got screwed.

Nope, just BB retooling--"Julian, I can cut you now or you can stay around to see if you are physically able to play this coming season, but I'm not giving you a bonus to not play, only if you can play--it's your choice".
Sounds fair to me.

May 26, 2013  11:25 AM ET

Bill just loves this guy because he can make a difference in all three phases of the game. I don't get it though.

May 26, 2013  12:37 PM ET

It vests during week 1... Does he not get it if he misses some camp practices? Does he not get it if he is injured?

Seems like BB is considering cutting him as he builds his depth charts and just wanted to see if he could claw back some money.

 
May 26, 2013  09:03 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

It vests during week 1... Does he not get it if he misses some camp practices? Does he not get it if he is injured?Seems like BB is considering cutting him as he builds his depth charts and just wanted to see if he could claw back some money.

Won't cut him if he can play--but that remains to be seen.

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