Following in Gronk's footsteps, Julian Edelman will be featured in the 9th annual ESPN Body issue.

According to WMTW, the Patriots' wide receiver will be one of 23 athletes featured in the issue, which drops July 7th.

Celtics all star Isaiah Thomas will also be featured in the issue.

Other notable athletes in the 2017 issue include former Boston Bruin Joe Thornton, Dallas Cowboys running Ezekiel Elliot and Chicago Cubs infielder Javier Baez

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