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Julian Edelman said ‘you never know’ when asked about a potential comeback

"That’s called a little teaser."

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Julian Edelman during a halftime ceremony at Gillette Stadium in Sept. 2021. Jim Davis/Globe Staff

The Red Sox scored runs in each inning except the seventh en route to a 10-1 win over the Athletics on Wednesday night. Boston goes for the three-game sweep over Oakland this afternoon (1:35 p.m.) at Fenway Park.

Also on Wednesday, the Revolution tied Orlando City 1-1. New England will host Minnesota United on Sunday at 5 p.m.

Tonight at 9 p.m., the Celtics face the Warriors in Game 6 of the NBA Finals at TD Garden. Boston, trailing in the series 3-2, needs to win to force a Game 7 (which would occur on Sunday in San Francisco).

Julian Edelman on a potential comeback: Since he announced his retirement in April of 2021, Julian Edelman has repeatedly denied any speculation about a possible comeback (April Fools’ Day jokes aside).


Recently, however, Edelman offered a slightly different response.

“I don’t know, we’ll see,” Edelman said at the Sunset Sports Media Festival in Zadar, Croatia in response to a question about a potential return to play alongside Tom Brady.

“That’s called a little teaser,” Edelman added. “We’ll see. We’re staying in shape but you never know. But I’d probably go back to the Patriots. I love the Patriots. Foxborough Forever.”

Edelman and Brady trained together earlier in 2022, which Brady showed in a video clip he tweeted in May.

Originally a seventh round draft pick in 2009, Edelman earned his place on the Patriots’ roster by playing special teams and defense at various points. Eventually, he became Brady’s favorite target, and ranks fourth in Patriots all-time history for most receiving yards.

Trivia: Can you name the three players who rank ahead of Edelman on the Patriots’ all-time receiving yards list?

(Answer at the bottom).

Hint: Two wide receivers, one tight end.

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