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Julian Edelman expected back for Patriots’ offseason program after reportedly undergoing shoulder surgery

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Julian Edelman caught 100 passes for 1,117 yards with six touchdowns in 2019.

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Shoulder surgery is in the rearview for Julian Edelman.

The 33-year-old wide receiver underwent the procedure last week, a league source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Tuesday, and “not a lengthy rehab” is ahead.

Edelman is expected to be ready for the New England Patriots’ offseason program in April, according to Schefter.

Edelman caught 100 passes for a career-high 1,117 yards with six touchdowns during the 2019 regular season. He surpassed 1,000 offensive snaps while appearing in every game.

The Patriots’ Ed Block Courage Award recipient had been listed on the injury report with chest, shoulder and knee injuries dating back to September, and as questionable for 14 games up through the opening round of the playoffs.

Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald reported on Jan. 10 that Edelman was slated to have offseason surgery to repair a separated AC joint in his left shoulder, along with a scope of his left knee.

Edelman was arrested in Beverly Hills for misdemeanor vandalism earlier this month. His Patriots contract runs through the 2021 campaign.