Though Edelman is progressing in his recovery from a Jones fracture in his left foot, he remains unsure when he'll be full-go on the field, the Boston Herald reports.
That said, per the report, things are "trending in the right direction" for the wideout, who noted Saturday that he's "feeling a day better than yesterday" and "feeling a second better than the last second." At this stage, the expectation is that Edelman will be available when the Patriots play in Week 1, though with QB Tom Brady set to serve a four-game suspension to start the season, Edelman and the rest of the team's receiving corps are on track to catch passes out of the gate from Jimmy Garoppolo.
Edelman broke his left foot Nov. 15 and missed the rest of the regular season, but he returned for New England's two playoff games, catching 17 passes for 153 yards on a whopping 29 targets. He then had a minor clean-up procedure on his foot during the offseason, and while he was recently spotted wearing a protective boot, the Patriots reportedly aren't too concerned. Assuming he recovers as expected, Edelman could spend a good portion of camp working with Jimmy Garoppolo, who's in line to replace Tom Brady (suspension) for the first four games of the season. Though facing long odds, Brady may file further appeals in an effort to have his suspension overturned or delayed.
Though Julian Edelman underwent surgery on his left foot this offseason, the wideout is reportedly on track to be ready for training camp, ESPN.com reports.
Per the report, Edelman was recently spotted in New York City sporting a "big boot" on his foot, after undergoing what is described as a "cleanup procedure" that is not expected to affect his status for the coming season. In the absence of any setbacks, Edelman is set to reprise his role as the New England Patriots ' top receiver in 2016, with Danny Amendola and Chris Hogan next up in the team's wideout pecking order.
When asked how the foot that bothered him this past season is feeling, Julian Edelman noted Thursday that "it's feeling better every day. That's a good thing," ESPN.com reports.
At the same time, Edelman neither confirmed or denied a recent report that he hasn't needed additional surgery on his foot and is fully on track to participate in the New England Patriots ' upcoming offseason program. "We're just taking it day to day," Edelman added. In any case, while the wideout's health will be worth monitoring once the team hits the field this spring, there's been nothing to suggest that Edelman's playing status for the upcoming season is in any peril. Perhaps more relevant to his 2016 fantasy prospects will be what moves the Patriots make to re-tool their receiving corps this offseason.
Julian Edelman caught just seven of 15 targets for 52 yards in Sunday's loss to the Broncos.
Just a week after racking up 10 catches for 100 yards versus the Chiefs, Edelman was held in check in Sunday's AFC championship game as the Broncos made a concerted effort to limit his effectiveness. Despite seeing plenty of targets as the Patritos tried to come back late in the game, Edelman was simply too well-covered to make any impact plays. Edelman was limited to just nine games in the 2015 regular season because of a foot injury, and he will look to bounce back in 2016.
|P3||8/26/16||@ CAR||7:30 pm|
|P4||9/1/16||@ NYG||7:00 pm|
|1||9/11/16||@ ARI||8:30 pm|
|5||10/9/16||@ CLE||1:00 pm|
|7||10/23/16||@ PIT||4:25 pm|
|8||10/30/16||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 9|
|11||11/20/16||@ SF||4:25 pm|
|12||11/27/16||@ NYJ||8:30 pm|
|15||12/18/16||@ DEN||4:25 pm|
|17||1/1/17||@ MIA||1:00 pm|
|2009||New England Patriots||11||7||37||359||9.7||29||1||3||0||19|
|2010||New England Patriots||15||3||7||86||12.3||40||0||2||1||3|
|2011||New England Patriots||13||0||4||34||8.5||11||0||0||0||0|
|2012||New England Patriots||9||3||21||235||11.2||56||3||1||1||12|
|2013||New England Patriots||16||11||105||1056||10.1||44||6||9||2||54|
|2014||New England Patriots||14||13||92||972||10.6||69||4||7||3||49|
|2015||New England Patriots||9||9||61||692||11.3||59||7||8||1||37|
|2009||New England Patriots||11||7||2||5||2.5||5||0||0||0|
|2010||New England Patriots||15||3||2||14||7.0||13||0||0||1|
|2011||New England Patriots||13||0||4||8||2.0||6||0||0||2|
|2012||New England Patriots||9||3||4||45||11.3||47||0||1||2|
|2013||New England Patriots||16||11||2||11||5.5||7||0||0||2|
|2014||New England Patriots||14||13||10||94||9.4||25||0||1||7|
|2015||New England Patriots||9||9||3||23||7.7||12||0||0||3|
|2009||New England Patriots||11||11||241||21.9||32||0||0|
|2010||New England Patriots||15||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2011||New England Patriots||13||12||284||23.7||37||0||0|
|2012||New England Patriots||9||3||38||12.7||32||0||0|
|2013||New England Patriots||16||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2014||New England Patriots||14||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2015||New England Patriots||9||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2009||New England Patriots||11||6||1||63||10.5||35||0||1|
|2010||New England Patriots||15||21||6||321||15.3||94||1||4|
|2011||New England Patriots||13||28||7||296||10.6||72||1||1|
|2012||New England Patriots||9||17||1||263||15.5||68||1||4|
|2013||New England Patriots||16||35||23||374||10.7||43||0||4|
|2014||New England Patriots||14||25||6||299||12.0||84||1||4|
|2015||New England Patriots||9||10||1||81||8.1||19||0||0|
|2009||New England Patriots||11||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2010||New England Patriots||15||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2011||New England Patriots||13||18||13.0||5||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2012||New England Patriots||9||3||3.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2013||New England Patriots||16||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2014||New England Patriots||14||4||4.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2015||New England Patriots||9||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2009||New England Patriots||11||1||0||0||1||0||0||1||0|
|2010||New England Patriots||15||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2011||New England Patriots||13||3||1||0||2||0||0||2||0|
|2012||New England Patriots||9||1||1||1||0||1||22||1||1|
|2013||New England Patriots||16||6||0||0||5||0||0||5||0|
|2014||New England Patriots||14||3||0||0||2||0||0||2||0|
|2015||New England Patriots||9||1||1||0||1||0||0||1||0|
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