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Tom Brady on K&C appears very excited to get Julian Edelman back

Ryan Hannable
October 01, 2018 - 9:56 am

There will be a familar face in the Patriots locker room when the team gets back to work on Monday -- Julian Edelman.

Edelman is allowed back in the building -- as of midnight Sunday night -- following his four-game suspension to open the year.

Perhaps no player is more excited to see him than quarterback Tom Brady, as Edelman is one of his favorite and most dependable receivers of all-time.

“I know he was itching to go and he wants to get down there and show everyone he is ready to go," Brady said Monday morning on Kirk & Callahan. "He’s in that James White mode where he is just so dependable and consistent and tough. He hasn’t been out there in awhile. [Last year] was a tough injury to miss all season and then to miss these first four weeks, I know he is itching to get back.”

After missing the first four games, and the team going 2-2, there may be some extra motivation for Edelman to come back and make up for the games he missed.

“I think there is a lot of incentive for him," Brady said. "He’s very much an underdog. He’s seem himself like that for a long time. He plays with a massive chip on his shoulder and I think that is his play style. He’s tough. He’s been everything that you are looking for as a Patriot. Hopefully he brings that attitude and his competitiveness. Be really unselfish and do all the dirty work, which Jules loves to do.

"I think all the guys appreciate that with a player who is not the biggest guy, but he has a big heart and makes the biggest plays at the biggest times. Any time you can add someone like that it can only help.”

Edelman's last meaningful game was Super Bowl LI as he suffered a torn ACL in Week 3 of the preseason last summer.

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