Edelman (knee) announced his retirement from football Monday, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.
Edelman noted in a statement that the knee injury he suffered in 2020 prompted him to end his playing career. The 34-year-old thus concludes a productive NFL run that began in 2009, when the Patriots selected him out of Kent State in the seventh round. The three-time Super Bowl champion finishes up his career with 620 catches for 6,822 yards and 36 touchdowns in 137 regular-season NFL games, all with New England.
The Patriots are releasing Edelman (knee) with a failed physical designation, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Edelman's time in New England is up after 12 seasons. The Super Bowl LIII MVP and three-time 1,000-yard receiver's recent failed medical checkup represents his most recent misfortune in recovery from a chronic knee issue, which limited him to just six games in 2020. Recently, serious doubt has surfaced as to whether Edelman will be healthy enough to suit up for the start of the 2021 campaign. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Edelman's release is believed to be a prelude to a forthcoming announcement about his future in the NFL.
Edelman plans to "to try and gut out another season with (his) chronically troubled knee" according to Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald.
While it appears as though Edelman, who turns 35 next month, will give it a go this coming season, it remains to be seen how the Patriots plan to proceed with him after signing Nelson Agholor and Kendrick Bourne in free agency. When healthy enough to suit up, Edelman has the savvy to get open and rack up catches, but Guregian relays concerns regarding the veteran pass catcher's ability to make it through the entire season without his knee issues flaring up. Look for further context clues regarding Edelman's future with the Patriots to surface no later than the NFL Draft, which runs April 29 through May 1.
Edelman (knee) wants to continue his career but is 'still trying to see if he is healthy enough to be out there for the 2021 season,' Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Rapoport said that Edelman is progressing in his rehab process and wants to play in 2021, but that 'no decision has been made yet' about whether or not his knee injury will allow him to suit up. Edelman only played six games in 2020 before landing on IR, and though he was designated for return mid-December, he never progressed enough in his recovery to make his way back to the active roster. The Patriots also have a potential out from Edelman's contract this offseason, as cutting him would only result in a $2.7 million dead cap hit. Next season will mark Edelman's age-35 campaign.
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."
Edelman (illness/knee) has been removed from the reserve COVID-19 list but remains on IR, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.
This past Sunday, ESPN's Adam Schefter noted that Edelman was "still a couple of weeks" away from returning to the field. With that in mind, the receiver still has his sights set on playing again down the stretch, but such an outcome is not imminent.
Edelman (knee/illness) intends to play again this season, but the receiver is believed to be "a couple weeks away" from returning from injured reserve, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
In that scenario, Edelman -- who hasn't played since Week 7 -- could be back for the final two or three contests, which would provide a boost to the offense. In Edelman's continued absence, New England's wide receiver corps will be headed by Jakobi Meyers, Damiere Byrd and N'Keal Harry.
The Patriots placed Edelman (knee) on the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
Edelman was already on injured reserve after undergoing a procedure late October to address a bone-on-bone issue in his knee, so he'll now have an additional layer of requisite medical clearances to progress through before being able to return. He has yet to resume practicing. Coach Bill Belichick said earlier Monday that Edelman "has made a lot of progress in the last couple of weeks" and said his recovery is being handled "day-by-day," per Ryan Hannable of WEEI 93.7, but those comments may not reflect the veteran receiver's current situation now that he's been placed on the COVID list.
Edelman (knee) won't be designated to return from injured reserve Wednesday, making him ineligible to participate in the Patriots' first practice of Week 12, Jim McBride of The Boston Globe reports. "Julian's definitely headed in the right direction. I spoke with him and he's feeling better every day, [and getting] confident, stronger," head coach Bill Belichick told Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald. "We'll just take it day by day. When he's ready to go, we'll put him out there, but we don't want to rush it."
Edelman is still recuperating from the procedure he required in late October to address a bone-on-bone issue in his knee, and though he hasn't hit any reported snags in the rehab process, he's apparently not ready to get back on the field. Given that he's already missed four games, Edelman likely will need a full week of practice before the Patriots feel comfortable clearing him to play, so he presumably won't be option for Sunday's contest versus the Cardinals. Look for Jakobi Meyers to continue playing most of the snaps at slot receiver until Edelman is activated from IR.
Edelman (knee) wasn't designated to return from injured reserve Wednesday, Jim McBride of The Boston Globe reports.
Coach Bill Belichick suggested there was a possibility that Edelman might be cleared to practice Wednesday, but any plans for his return to the field have been put on hold for at least another day. That said, Edelman is believed to be progressing well from the knee procedure he required in late October, and he should be ready to play at some point before the season ends. He'll have two more chances to hit the field before Sunday's game against the Texans, but the fact that he wasn't present for Wednesday's session doesn't bode especially well for him coming off IR in Week 11.
Head coach Bill Belichick said that Edelman (knee) will warm up ahead of Wednesday's practice before the Patriots determine whether he's fit to participate in the session, Phil Perry of NBC Sports Boston reports.
Since Edelman has already missed three games after undergoing what was termed as a "precautionary procedure" in late October to address a bone-on-bone issue with his knee, he'll first be eligible to return to practice this week. While recent reports have suggested that Edelman has progressed well from his rehab, the Patriots are still apparently weighing whether to designate him to return from injured reserve. If the Patriots do decide to designate him, it would initiate a 21-day window for the team to evaluate Edelman in practice, leaving the door open for the wideout to return to action as soon as Sunday's game in Houston.
Teammate Cam Newton said Monday that Edelman (knee) is "getting better," Ryan Hannable of WEEI.com reports.
Edelman has missed New England's last three games after undergoing surgery to address a bone-on-bone issue in his knee. The 34-year-old veteran is technically eligible to retake the field as soon as Week 11 against the Texans, though the Patriots haven't yet provided a timetable for his recovery. For Edelman to have any shot at making his return versus Houston, the Patriots would first have to designate him for a return from injured reserve, which would allow the team a 21-day window to monitor him at practice.
Sources close to Edelman (knee) have been optimistic with how the receiver has responded to recent on-field work since he underwent a precautionary knee procedure Oct. 29, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.
Edelman is reportedly moving around well on the field, but it's unclear if that will be enough for the Patriots to clear him to practice during the upcoming week. If Edelman does take part in practice next week, he would have a shot at rejoining the roster ahead of a Nov. 22 matchup with the Texans, but his activation shouldn't be considered a guarantee. Whenever Edelman is designated to return from injured reserve, the Patriots would have 21 days to either add him back to the roster or keep him on IR for the rest of the season.
According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Edelman's knee injury is a bone-on-bone issue.
The Patriots placed Edelman on injured reserve Saturday, meaning that he'll miss at least three games. With that in mind, coach Bill Belichick has said that he expects the veteran pass catcher back this season, but there's no clear timetable for Edelman's return.
Edelman (knee) is expected to be placed on injured reserve later Saturday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Coach Bill Belichick suggested Edelman "will be back this season," which certainly seems to indicate a longer stay on injured reserve than the minimal three weeks, but the Patriots have also been coy regarding the details surrounding Edelman's recent precautionary knee procedure. With N'Keal Harry also out this Sunday with a concussion, the team will have to get by with the likes of Damiere Byrd, Jakobi Meyers and Gunner Olszewski as the top three options at wideout .
Edelman underwent a precautionary procedure Thursday to address a chronic knee injury and is expected to miss "some period of time," Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
While a formal timeline for Edelman's return hasn't been established, both Schefter and Ian Rapoport of NFL Network are reporting that the wideout won't be available for at least Sunday's game against the Bills. Additionally, N'Keal Harry is iffy this week due to a concussion, leaving Damiere Byrd, Jakobi Meyers and Gunner Olszewski as the Patriots' healthiest options at wide receiver. The knee issue has reportedly been bothering Edelman all season, and the combination of the injury and the quarterback change from Tom Brady to Cam Newton has resulted in a dramatic decline in the slot man's production. Aside from a blowup performance Week 2 in Seattle (eight receptions for 179 yards), Edelman hasn't surpassed five catches or 60 receiving yards in any of the Patriots' other five games.
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