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.
Edelman (knee), who wasn't present for Thursday's practice, is expected to miss some time, Jeff Howe of The Athletic reports.
Howe adds that Edelman's knee issue isn't expected to cost him the rest of the season but could require a procedure. With N'Keal Harry dealing with a concussion, Damiere Byrd, Gunner Olszewski and Jakobi Meyers are currently the Patriots' healthiest options at wide receiver.
Edelman (knee) was limited at practice Wednesday, Zack Cox of NESN.com reports.
The Patriots continue to manage Edelman's practice reps, but his availability for Sunday's game against the Bills shouldn't be much of a concern. That said, whether it's a result of age-related decline, playing at less than full health or a byproduct of quarterback Cam Newton's recent struggles, Edelman's production of late has dipped to the point that starting him in PPR formats this week isn't necessarily a slam dunk.
Edelman caught one of three targets for 13 yards during Sunday's 33-6 loss to the 49ers.
Edelman struggled as Cam Newton endured perhaps the worst outing of his career, coming away with one modest gain despite his team playing from behind for virtually the entire game. He's now recorded fewer than three receptions in three of his last four games and has totaled just 21 yards over his last two contests. Edelman's fantasy value is virtually nonexistent at the moment due to poor quarterback play. He'll look to take a step in the right direction next Sunday against the Bills.
Edelman (knee) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the 49ers.
Edelman is out there as usual, as he continues to manage a knee issue. He's a Week 7 bounce-back candidate on the heels of reeling in just two passes (on six targets) for eight yards and completing both of his passing attempts for 38 yards in last week's 18-12 loss to the Broncos, a contest in which New England's passing attack fell flat. Working in favor of a possible rebound Sunday is that the 49ers will be without the services of starting safeties Jaquiski Tartt (groin), and Jimmie Ward (quad).
Edelman (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the 49ers after practicing in a limited fashion this past week.
Edelman's official Week 7 availability will be confirmed upon the release of the Patriots' inactives prior to Sunday's 4:25 ET kickoff, but we fully expect him to be available this weekend. The veteran pass catcher continues to manage a knee issue, but he hasn't missed a game to date. He'll look to bounce back along with his teammates Sunday after hauling in just two of his six targets for eight yards and completing both of his passing attempts for 38 yards in the squad's Week 6 loss to the Broncos. Working in favor of New England's passing attack this time around is the fact that the 49ers will be without the services of their starting safeties, Jaquiski Tartt (groin), and Jimmie Ward (quad).
Edelman (knee) was a limited participant at practice Wednesday.
Edelman continues to manage a knee issue, but he's played in all five of the Patriots' games to date. The veteran pass catcher brought in two of his six targets for eight yards and completed both of his passing attempts for 38 yards in the team's Week 6 loss to the Broncos. Edelman and his teammates will look to rebound this weekend against the 49ers, who are coming off a 24-16 win over the Rams.
Edelman (knee) caught two of six targets for eight yards and completed both of his passing attempts for 38 yards in Sunday's 18-12 loss to Denver.
Edelman was largely a non-factor as a receiver while playing through a knee injury, but the former Kent State quarterback provided a spark in the passing game with passes of 22 yards to James White and 16 yards to Cam Newton on the Patriots' final possession. Coach Bill Belichick reached deep into his bag of tricks with the Patriots in search of the go-ahead touchdown in the final minutes, but the drive ultimately stalled at Denver's 24-yard line despite Edelman's contributions. The veteran will hope to take on a larger receiving role in Week 7 against the 49ers.
Edelman (knee) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Broncos.
As expected, Edelman is a go Sunday and his Week 6 fantasy prospects should be bolstered by the return of starting QB Cam Newton, who came off the Patriots' reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday following a one-game absence. Edelman has yet to score a TD through his first four games this season, but he retains PPR utility by staying steadily involved in the team's passing attack, with his 30 targets having yielded 18 catches for 294 yards.
Edelman (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's scheduled game against the Broncos.
Edelman being listed as a limited practice participant (as he was Friday) and then listed as questionable by the Patriots has become the norm, but there's no reason to believe that his Week 6 availability is in any danger. However, the status of Sunday's 1:00 p.m. ET contest is worth monitoring after New England's practice was canceled Friday following a positive COVID-19 test. Per Adam Schefter of ESPN, the game is currently on pace to take place as scheduled.
Edelman (knee) was listed as limited on Wednesday's estimated practice report.
The Patriots have been managing Edelman's practice reps in recent weeks, so it's probably safe to assume that his limited listing was a matter of maintenance. Edelman has suited up for all four of New England's games to date, logging 18 receptions for 294 yards and no touchdowns.
Edelman (knee) and the Patriots will have a bye in Week 5 following the postponement of Monday's scheduled game against the Broncos, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.
Per Adam Schefter of ESPN, the New England-Denver contest is now in line to be played next Sunday, Oct. 18, though at this stage rescheduling details have yet to be officially announced by the NFL. Edelman had been listed as questionable for the Week 5 contest, but the postponement should put him on track to be available if the Patriots do in fact host the Broncos next Sunday.
Edelman's (groin) game between the Patriots and the Broncos is still in line to proceed at this stage, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. The league shut down the Patriots' team facility Sunday morning after one new positive COVID-19 test was reported.
Schefter adds that there will be "further testing (Sunday) morning in New England (and) it takes a few hours to get back those results." Therefore, "the league expects to have more answers later" Sunday.
The status of Monday's scheduled game for Edelman (groin) between the Patriots and Broncos is reportedly in question after New England's team facility was shut down by the league Sunday morning, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Schefter adds that the Patriots had one new positive COVID-19 test Sunday morning. As a result, the team is undergoing additional testing and "awaiting further direction from the NFL." The game, which had been originally scheduled for 4:25 ET on Sunday, was subsequently rescheduled for Monday at 5:00 ET.
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