Julian Edelman shaves beard during taping of 'The Ellen Show'

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Not only do the Patriots already have a talented wide receiver group, led by Super Bowl 53 MVP Julian Edelman, but the AFC East franchise also has quite the loaded backfield as well, with a litany of running backs now on call.

As Degeneres raises the clippers toward his face (after comically making her hand shake), Edelman said, "Wait, wait". "Unit the season is done.' So I put my razor in the drawer", Edelman said.

Before the big shave, Edelman said that winning the Super Bowl - he brought the gleaming Lombardi Trophy with him - is what's most important, but the MVP recognition gave him something personally as well. This is what I sacrificed all my time for - my friends, my family, everything like that ...

But Edelman usually goes with a more clean-cut look in the offseason, so with the season over it's time for his annual shave. You learn a lot from that. A lot of things go down and then you end up ... a huge low of your life. There's no telling what Belichick means by "everything", but it's probably safe to say that it encompasses anything that doesn't have to do with what happens on Sunday afternoon, up to and including personal grooming. "I served what I had to serve and I accept that". My father and I kind of just sat back and said, 'All right, we have a problem here. I was like, 'Either these guys know what all our plays are, or they're gonna ball out in the game.' You could see it. "I apologize. It'll never happen again". "Let's own up to it. Let's take your penalty like a man, regardless of the circumstances", Edelman said.

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