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Julian Edelman’s role not clear now

FOXBOROUGH — With Wes Welker on pace for another Wes Welker kind of season, the teammate who may end up being Welker’s replacement someday is looking for his own role on the Patriots.

Ever since being drafted by the Patriots in the seventh round in 2009 and making the conversion from quarterback (the Patriots were pretty set there), Julian Edelman has returned punts, and earned some snaps as a receiver. Late last season, he even played a little in the secondary.

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