Edelman (suspension) didn't appear to be running full-go on his last couple of reps during team drills at Monday's practice, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.
Given Edelman's typically all-out style of play, Reiss views this nugget as noteworthy, in that "something seemed to be holding (Edelman) back" on those final practice reps Monday. The wideout -- who is bouncing back from an ACL injury that cost him the 2017 season -- was on the field for 16 snaps in this past Thursday's preseason opener against Washington. He was not targeted in the contest, but the mere fact that Edelman was out there in the first week of the preseason suggests that by the time he's eligible to return to action following the completion of his four-game suspension, he should ready to roll. That is of course precluding any significant injury setbacks in the meantime.
Edelman will not appeal his four-game suspension in federal court, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com reports.
Edelman's appeal to the NFL was denied in early July, and it sounds like he wouldn't have any real chance for success suing the league in court. Coming back from a torn ACL suffered last August, the 32-year-old wide receiver is allowed to participate in training camp and preseason. He took part in some team drills during OTAs and June minicamp, potentially setting him up for full participation Thursday at the outset of training camp. Edelman can make his regular-season debut Oct. 4 against the Colts.
Edeleman's appeal of his four-game suspension was denied Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Edelman's appeal was largely centered around the fact that the substance for which he tested positive was not recognized by the league's testers. Thus, he was believed to have somewhat of a shot of succeeding. However, the league's ruling has been upheld and the veteran pass-catcher will be forced to miss the first four games of the season. He is returning from a torn ACL suffered last preseason, but his regular participation throughout the Patriots' offseason program, OTAs and minicamp suggest he is on track for a healthy start to the year. Chris Hogan now figures to be the team's temporary No. 1 receiver for the first four games of the season, while Jordan Matthews (knee), Malcolm Mitchell (knee), Phillip Dorsett, Kenny Britt (hamstring), and Cordarrelle Patterson will all presumably compete for snaps.
Edelman's appeal of his four-game suspension will be heard Monday, ESPN.com's Dan Graziano reports.
Edelman was popped for a violation of the NFL's performance-enhancing drug policy, though the substance for which he tested positive wasn't recognized by the league's testers. He also believes there was a mistake in the documentation and delivery of his test results -- one of the few scenarios that has led to overturned suspensions in the past. Bouncing back from a torn ACL suffered last preseason, the 32-year-old has been a regular participant throughout the Patriots' offseason program, OTAs and minicamp. Should Edelman ultimately serve a suspension, Chris Hogan would temporarily be left as the team's clear No. 1 wide receiver, with Jordan Matthews (knee), Malcolm Mitchell (knee), Phillip Dorsett, Kenny Britt (hamstring) and Cordarrelle Patterson also in the mix for playing time. Edelman could pursue an appeal in federal court if the current appeal process doesn't work out in his favor.
Edelman (knee) faces a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's performance enhancing substances policy, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Per the report, Edelman's suspension is under appeal, but at this stage, it looks like the wideout -- who is bouncing back from a torn ACL -- is in line to miss the first quarter of the Patriots' season. If the punishment stands, added targets will be available for the likes of Chris Hogan and Jordan Matthews early on, while sixth-rounder Braxton Berrios could stick with the team as a slot option.
|P3||8/24/18||@ CAR||7:30 pm|
|P4||8/30/18||@ NYG||7:00 pm|
|2||9/16/18||@ JAC||4:25 pm|
|3||9/23/18||@ DET||8:20 pm|
|7||10/21/18||@ CHI||1:00 pm|
|8||10/29/18||@ BUF||8:15 pm|
|10||11/11/18||@ TEN||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 11|
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|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|
|2016||New England Patriots||16||13||98||1106||11.3||77||3||11||1||55|
|2017||New England Patriots||0||0||0||0||---||0||0||0||0||0|
|2018||New England Patriots||0||0||0||0||---||0||0||0||0||0|
|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|
|2016||New England Patriots||16||13||12||57||4.8||9||0||0||3|
|2017||New England Patriots||0||0||0||0||---||0||0||0||0|
|2018||New England Patriots||0||0||0||0||---||0||0||0||0|
|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|
|2016||New England Patriots||16||3||44||14.7||19||0||0|
|2017||New England Patriots||0||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2018||New England Patriots||0||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|
|2016||New England Patriots||16||15||7||135||9.0||23||0||1|
|2017||New England Patriots||0||0||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2018||New England Patriots||0||0||0||0||---||0||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|
|2016||New England Patriots||16||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2017||New England Patriots||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2018||New England Patriots||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|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|
|2016||New England Patriots||16||3||2||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2017||New England Patriots||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2018||New England Patriots||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|