Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 4/4/13

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 10: Julian Edelman #11 of the New England Patriots looks on against the Baltimore Ravens during the 2010 AFC wild-card playoff game at Gillette Stadium on January 10, 2010 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. The Ravens won 33-14. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

New England Patriots free agent receiver Julian Edelman is visiting with the New York Giants, who are looking to replace recently departed Domenik Hixon. The former college quarterback turned receiver was Wes Welker’s primary back up and had risen to the starting line up in 2012 until injuries derailed him. The Giants are looking for a flexible receiver who can return punt and play special teams. If Edelman signs with the Giants, it would be another blow to an already depleted Patriots receiving corps. According to Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News, Edelman is having a two day visit with Tom Coughlin and the Giants. Vacchiano writes: ‘The 26-year-old Edelman had dinner with team officials in New York on Wednesday night and will spend time visiting with the Giants on Thursday, according to two sources familiar with his plans. A dynamic punt returner and talented slot receiver, he played the last four seasons with the New England Patriots, though his season ended early when he broke his right foot in December last year. Edelman, a slot receiver who backed up Wes Welker in New England, is an interesting target for the Giants, considering the somewhat uncertain status of restricted free agent receiver Victor Cruz. However, the Giants have been looking to add receiver depth and bolster their return game in free agency, including a brief flirtation with Josh Cribbs when the market opened in March.’     var switchTo5x=true; stLight.options({publisher:''});

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