Source: Patriots re-sign Julian Edelman

The New England Patriots have re-signed veteran wide receiver Julian Edelman.

Edelman rejoined the Patriots after visiting the San Francisco 49ers on Friday.

"Foxboro is home," Edelman later wrote on his Twitter account after word broke of his return. "Excited to be back. #grind"

Edelman declined a three-year contract offer from the Patriots prior to free agency.

The Patriots reached a deal with Edelman after scheduling a visit with Steve Smith, who cancelled the trip when he signed a three-year, $11 million deal with the Baltimore Ravens.

Last season, Edelman emerged as a reliable threat with 105 catches for 1,056 yards and six touchdowns as he became Tom Brady's most consistent target.

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Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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