Curran: Edelman facing another daunting challenge in a career full of them

The way Julian Edelman’s 2016 season ended – with a Super Bowl victory and a catch for the ages that helped secure it – belied the real struggle the wide receiver had in getting ready for 2016. There were times of crisis in the spring and summer of 2016 when the foot he broke halfway through the 2015 season – and needed two surgeries to repair – left him at wit’s end. He had a sense of his football mortality at that time and, as he told me this summer for his memoir “Relentless,” which is due out in October, Edelman went to great lengths to get some mental peace. MORE ON EDELMAN MRI shows "complete ACL tear" in his right knee Tom Brady posts message of support on Instagram  TOM E. CURRAN: Edelman