Edelman (knee) fielded some punts and participated in a few offensive drills during Tuesday's OTAs, Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald reports.
That Edelman was a limited practice participant Tuesday is not surprising, given that he is bouncing back from ACL surgery he underwent last September. Guregian relays that the wideout "looked pretty good" Tuesday, a notion echoed by Paul Perillo of the Patriots' official site, who described Edelman -- who was not wearing a knee brace -- as "an active participant (who) moved around in his normal shifty fashion." Assuming no setbacks in his recovery, Edelman appears poised to reclaim his high-volume role in the Patriots' offense, a context that re-introduces the 32-year-old to the fantasy equation, particularly in PPR formats.
Edelman, who missed last season with a torn ACL, was on the practice field Monday, NESN.com reports.
Per the Boston Herald, the early reports on Edelman -- who injured his knee in the third week of the 2017 preseason -- have been encouraging. It remains to been seen how close to 100 percent the wideout -- who turned 32 Tuesday -- is at this time, but barring any setbacks, he should be at or near full strength in advance of Week 1. Now that Brandin Cooks is with the Rams, Edelman and Chris Hogan top the Patriots' wide receiver depth chart, with newcomer Jordan Matthews also poised to claim a key role in the team's offense. Competition for slotting beyond the aforementioned trio will be fierce, with Phillip Dorsett, Malcolm Mitchell (knee), Kenny Britt, Cordarrelle Patterson and Braxton Berrios all looking to secure roster spots.
Edelman (knee) was able to run with resistance bands Tuesday, NBC Sports Boston reports.
At this point in his rehab from October surgery to repair a torn ACL in his right knee, Edelman seems to have progressed as anticipated. It's still likely that he'll face limitations by the time the Patriots' offseason program begins, but the expectation remains that he'll be a full participant for training camp. Edelman, who will turn 32 in May and is under contract through 2019, should settle back into his normal role as the team's top slot receiver during the upcoming season.
Edelman (knee) is expected to be ready by training camp, Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reports.
Edelman originally tore his ACL in the third week of the preseason and spent the entire 2017 season on injured reserve. He'll be around 11 months removed from surgery by the time training camp rolls around, so a late July or early August return is entirely realistic given the 9-to-12 month recovery timeline that typically accompanies this kind of injury. The soon-to-be 32-year-remains under contract with New England through 2019 thanks to the two-year contract extension he signed last summer.
Edelman (knee) said he can't provide a timeline for his rehab from a torn ACL, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Less than fourth months removed from suffering the injury, Edelman suggested that he's making good progress but still doesn't have an approximate timeline. He tore his ACL in the third week of the preseason, giving him more than a full year to recover before Week 1 of 2018. Of course, he'll turn 32 years old in May and already has an extensive history of serious injuries, though his knees hadn't really been a problem prior to this year. Edelman's team-friendly contract should ensure that the Patriots give him every shot to reclaim his status as one of Tom Brady's favorite targets.
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