Former New England Patriots wide receiver, Julian Edelman is due to meet with the San Francisco 49ers today according to

NFL insider, Ian Rapoport reported today that Edelman, who grew up in the San Francisco area, will meet with 49ers officials today.

Edelman was born in Redwood City, California and also spent time at the College of San Mateo. According to reports, the 49ers were keen on Edelman when he was drafted in 2009 and may now look to sign the 100-reception wide-out from last year in free agency.

However, Rapoport is uncertain on the level of interest from both parities. He tweeted earlier: "On Julian Edelman’s visit to the #49ers, my understanding is it’s more of a feeling out process, both ways, than anything. Nothing imminent."

Edelman had 1,056 receiving yards last season as Tom Brady's primary receiver in New England but he has reportedly turned down an offer from the Patriots in favour of exploring free agency.

He is among the top wide receivers available in free agency along with veteran Steve Smith from the Carolina Panthers.

However, the wide receiver draft class is expected to include some highly thought of prospect such as Sammy Watkins and Mike Evans. Some teams would prefer to draft a prospect rather than sign a veteran who might command a bigger salary.

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