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To play or not to play? That was Julian Edelman's question. Or at least, that is how he probably imagined it.

Edelman announced his return from injury Monday on Twitter. He posted a Shakespeare quote:

Edelman has not played since Week 10 against the Giants when he suffered a Jones Fracture to his left foot. Edelman underwent surgery and had a screw implanted in his foot. He will wear a steel plate in his cleat Saturday against the Chiefs.

Edelman's Shakespearean tweet is a quote from Henry V, and Edelman's hands are raised like a V in the photo. Here is the cinematic version:

CSN New England reminds us of the full text of the quote:

Or close the wall up with our English dead.
In peace there's nothing so becomes a man
As modest stillness and humility:
But when the blast of war blows in our ears,
Then imitate the action of the tiger;
Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood,
Disguise fair nature with hard-favour'd rage;
Then lend the eye a terrible aspect;
Let pry through the portage of the head
Like the brass cannon; let the brow o'erwhelm it
As fearfully as doth a galled rock
O'erhang and jutty his confounded base,
Swill'd with the wild and wasteful ocean.
Now set the teeth and stretch the nostril wide,
Hold hard the breath and bend up every spirit
To his full height. On, on, you noblest English.

Edelman is a creative social media user. The day before the Patriots opened the season against the Steelers, he posted a hype video to YouTube narrated by a Patrick Henry speech.

Edelman had 61 receptions for 692 yards and seven touchdowns before his injury ended his regular season. Now, Tom Brady has his top wide receiver target back.

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-- Follow Jeffrey Eisenband on Twitter @JeffEisenband.

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