Free-agent wide receiver Julian Edelman agreed to return to the New England Patriots on Saturday. Edelman announced the deal with a tweet.

On Twitter, Edelman wrote: “Foxboro is home. Excited to be back.’’

Edelman had a breakthrough season with the Patriots, making 105 catches for 1,056 yards and six touchdowns.

Edelman had re-signed with the Patriots last offseason, taking a one-year deal worth a shade over $1 million if he reached all incentives (which he did). Only the Patriots and New York Giants had pursued him last year, in part because of his injury history.


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