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Versatile Julian Edelman ready for his biggest role?

FOXBOROUGH — There are many college players who reinvent themselves on the football field if it means even an outside shot of making it to the NFL.

Julian Edelman isn’t one of them. The fifth-year receiver for the Patriots is part of a much smaller fraternity. Edelman reached the NFL, then transformed himself into something totally different once he got there.

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