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Patriots terminate contract of Edelman after failed physical

BOSTON (AP) — The Patriots have terminated the contract of Super Bowl 53 MVP Julian Edelman after the receiver failed a physical.

The news was listed on the NFL’s transactions wire on Monday.

It brings an abrupt end to the 11-year New England tenure of the 34-year-old, who was a favorite option of quarterback Tom Brady and whose fingertip catch helped complete the Patriots’ historic Super Bowl 51 comeback win over the Atlanta Falcons.

Edelman appeared in just six games last season before going on injured reserve following a surgical procedure on his knee. He also missed the entire 2017 season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.