One of the cornerstone pieces of the New England Patriots has announced his retirement. Wideout Julian Edelman, who aided New England in three of their championship victories, announced his retirement on social media Monday. "It was a hard decision, but the right decision for me and my family," Edelman said in a video posted online.
First, they made a good—but not great—offer for Stafford back in February, proposing a deal that would’ve sent the ninth pick to Detroit with the quarterback and a second-rounder coming back (they were outbid not just by the Rams, but also Washington and Carolina on that front). The trade that never was might be old news as Stafford has been an L.A. Ram for a few months now but it nevertheless is good information from a trusted source like Breer.
Could Detroit even decide to select two players on defense in the first two rounds? In a recent NFL.com article, each team's ideal top two picks are listed. For the Lions, Penn State linebacker Micah Parsons is listed as the ideal choice with the No.