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WR Edelman gets released

BOSTON — The New England 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.

Edelman was entering the final season of a two-year, $15.5 million contract.

DUI charge for ex-KC coach

KANSAS CITY, Mo. a– Former Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid was charged Monday with driving while intoxicated resulting in serious physical injury after a crash that left a 5-year-old girl critically injured.

The Jackson County prosecutor’s office said Reid’s blood alcohol level was .113, above the legal limit of .08. He also was driving about 84 mph in a 65 mph zone seconds before his truck crashed into two cars stopped on an entrance ramp near Arrowhead Stadium.

Reid, the son of Chiefs coach Andy Reid, could be sentenced to up to seven years in prison if he’s convicted. He was expected to surrender to police this Wednesday. Prosecutors sought a $100,000 bond.

A 5-year-old girl in the second car, Ariel Young, suffered a traumatic brain injury. Her family’s attorney told The Kansas City Star Monday that she was released from the hospital April 2 and is being treated at her home. She is unable to talk or walk and is being fed through a feeding tube.

The Associated Press

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