Julian Edelman, arguably the Patriots highest profile remaining free agent on the open market, is finally garnering some interest in his services. According to Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald, Edelman is currently visiting the New York Giants:
Edelman is visiting with the Giants today and tomorrow, according to a source. There has been some discussion about a reunion between Edelman and the Patriots, but the two sides haven't been able to strike a deal, for whatever reason. Usually, such reasons involve money, but Edelman might be looking for more playing time, too. Since the Pats moved on from Wes Welker and gave Danny Amendola $31 million over five years, the chance to move up the depth chart might not exist.
Edelman finished the season on injured reserve with a foot ailment, but that is apparently not a concern at this point. Edelman was doing some field work with Tom Brady a few days ago.
The Patriots certainly still could use Edelman. He's an underrated asset on the outside, where the Patriots currently have very little talent or depth. He would also provide valuable insurance for the oft-injured Danny Amendola in the slot were he re-signed.
Should Edelman sign with the Giants or some other team, it will make the receiver position an even more pressing need in this month's upcoming draft.