Edelman focuses on being a receiver

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FOXBOROUGH — Instead of preparing for the NFL combine this offseason, Julian Edelman was focused on being a receiver.

Edelman said he hopes being able to dedicate all of his energy to improving as a receiver will pay off in his second season.

Edelman, who was a quarterback at Kent State, said he watched film of Wes Welker, Randy Moss, and Jabar Gaffney in the offseason and took away something different from each player.

“Just because I’m a different receiver than Randy doesn’t mean I can’t take anything from him,” Edelman said. “There’s little two steps and little things here and there that can contribute to any receiver.”

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