Patriots will honor Julian Edelman during Sunday's game vs. Saints

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Julian Edelman will be back at Gillette Stadium on Sunday.

The team announced it will honor the former wide receiver in a special halftime ceremony during this Sunday's game against the Saints. Edelman announced his retirement after 12 seasons with the team this past spring.

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Edelman is second in team history with 620 receptions, fourth with 6,822 receiving yards and ninth with 36 receiving touchdowns. He is a three-time Super Bowl champion.

He currently is an analyst for "Inside the NFL."