Julian Edelman to appear in ESPN Magazine's Body Issue

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Julian Edelman is baring it all.

The New England Patriots wide receiver is set to appear in ESPN Magazine’s Body Issue that will hit the shelves on July 7.

In a video compilation of the athletes posted by ESPN on Sunday morning, Edelman can be seen showing off his form, his personality and yes, his love for burgers.

“My body’s my temple,” he said, “That’s why I like to feed it burgers.”

“One burger a day to keep the conditioning away,” he continued with a laugh.

Fellow local athlete Isaiah Thomas of the Boston Celtics will be featured on the cover, while former Boston Bruins player Joe Thornton will join in on the issue.

Other notables from this year’s Body Issue include Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliot, Chicago Cubs second baseman Javier Baez, Olympic freestyle skiing silver medalist Gus Kenworthy, pro softball player A. J. Andrews and many more. There will be 23 athletes featured in all.

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