Beyond that reliable tandem, the pecking order of Tom Brady's receiving options are up in the air entering the 2014 season.
"It might be a big one," Belichick added, via ESPN Boston. "I don't know, we'll see."
Fantasy footballers shouldn't go crazy with expectations. That "big" role will likely involve special teams and sporadic appearances as the "move" tight end next to Gronkowski in "12" personnel packages.
Edelman and Kenbrell Thompkins played in all two-wide receiver sets with Brady last week. Danny Amendola and LaFell came on purely for three- and four-wide packages. The picture gets even more muddled with talented second-year wideout Aaron Dobson returning from a foot injury.
If Edelman is locked into the No. 1 receiver role, it appears that Thompkins' strong training camp has earned him the other starting job.