Originally written on NFL Injury Report  |  Last updated 11/17/14

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 20: Julian Edelman #11 of the New England Patriots runs the ball against the New York Jets at Giants Stadium on September 20, 2009 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
New England Patriots free agent wide receiver Julian Edelman visited New Jersey yesterday and will meet with the New York Giants today, according to Mike Garafolo of USA Today. Hmm, free-agent WR Julian Edelman is in Jersey today/tomorrow for a visit with the Giants. — Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) April 3, 2013 This would mark Edelman’s first reported visit of the free agency period. While the wide receiver proved dynamic in spurts during his time with the Patriots, he was sidelined for the end of the season after undergoing surgery on his foot. That injury history is certainly one of the main questions potential suitors have regarding Edelman, as he’s missed time due to multiple ailments over the past few seasons. Beyond his capabilities at wide receiver, Edelman is also known as a gifted punt returner. He’s averaged 13.2 yards per return over 72 career returns. Still, it’s unclear if his small frame can handle the beating that the role of punt returner calls for over the length of a season. If the Giants were to add Edelman, he could find himself in a battle with Jerrel Jernigan during camp for the team’s fifth receiver and return-specialist role. Follow @TheNFLInjuryRpt !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://www.thenflinjuryreport.com//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })(); Looking for fantasy football advice?
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