Edelman (knee) won't be activated from injured reserve ahead of Sunday's season finale against the Jets, Doug Kyed of NESN.com reports. The 34-year-old was designated to return from injured reserve in mid-December, but he never progressed enough to warrant activation. Edelman finishes the 2020 campaign with 21 catches for 315 yards and zero touchdowns to go with two carries for 22 yards in six games.
The Patriots will not activate Edelman (knee) from IR ahead of Monday night's game against the Bills, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. The Patriots have until Monday's 4 p.m. ET deadline to activate Edelman, but the 34-year-old veteran ultimately won't be available Monday. Rapoport describes Edelman's chances of returning Week 17 as "unlikely," noting that his future with the team also could be up in the air. Of course, given that the Patriots are already eliminated from playoff contention, the team has no real incentive to rush Edelman back to the field.
Edelman (knee) wasn't spotted at practice Thursday, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports. Per Reiss, that would appear "to lessen the chances" that Edelman, who resumed practicing last week, will play Monday night against the Bills. Though we'd expect that Edelman is eager to return to game action, the Patriots have no incentive to rush the veteran receiver back, with the team eliminated from playoff contention.
Edelman (knee) will not be activated ahead of Sunday's contest against the Dolphins, Jim McBride of The Boston Globe reports. Edelman returned to practice earlier this week, kicking off a 21-day window in which the veteran receiver can practice without counting against the active roster. With the Patriots barely clinging onto their playoff hopes, it remains to be seen whether the team will choose to activate the longtime stalwart or simply let the 34-year-old get completely healthy after also spending a multi-week stint on the reserve/COVID-19 list earlier this season.
The Patriots designated Edelman (knee) for return from injured reserve Wednesday, Ben Volin of The Boston Globe reports. The transaction kicks off a 21-day window wherein Edelman can be evaluated at practice without counting against the active roster. He can be activated at any time, so it's possible that the veteran slot man could be available for Sunday's contest against the Dolphins. Edelman hasn't suited up for regular-season action since Week 7, but Doug Kyed of NESN.com relays that head coach Bill Belichick said the veteran will reclaim a starting role "when he's ready."
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