IRJulian Edelman
WR NE (9)
1 month ago

Edelman (knee) said he can't provide a timeline for his rehab from a torn ACL, ESPN.com's Adam Schefter reports.

EDGE Analysis

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 in May and already has an extensive history of serious injuries, though his knees hadn't really been a problem prior to the current situation. 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.

IRJulian Edelman
WR NE (9)
4 months ago

The Patriots placed Edelman (knee) on injured reserve Saturday, Phil Perry of CSN New England reports.

EDGE Analysis

With his placement on IR, Edelman's season is officially over due to an ACL tear in his right knee. In his stead, Tom Brady is expected to lean on reliable options like Rob Gronkowski and Brandin Cooks, but Chris Hogan and James White are also prime candidates to experience significant usage in 2017.

IRJulian Edelman
WR NE (9)
5 months ago

An MRI Saturday has confirmed that Edelman tore the ACL in his right knee, which means he will miss the 2017 season in its entirety as a result, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Edelman and quarterback Tom Brady shared an on-field chemistry that will not be easily replicated. However, the Patriots do have the depth and specific personal needed to adequately deal with this situation. Brandin Cooks and Chris Hogan will both presumably to be in line for additional targets, while Danny Amendola figures to see an increased role out of the slot, which profiles him as an option in deeper PPR formats. Edelman, at 31-years-old, will now look to bounce back in the 2018 season.

IRJulian Edelman
WR NE (9)
5 months ago

An MRI Saturday confirmed Edelman tore the ACL in his right knee, and will miss the entire 2017 season as a result, Albert Breer of TheMMQB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The on-field chemistry shared between Edelman and quarterback Tom Brady will not be easily replicated, but the Patriots do have the depth and specific personal needed to adequately deal with this situation. Both Chris Hogan and Brandin Cooks now figure to be in line for additional targets, while Danny Amendola should see an increased role out of the slot, which profiles him as an option in deeper PPR formats. Edelman will look to bounce back in the 2018 season.

IRJulian Edelman
WR NE (9)
5 months ago

Edelman is slated to undergo an MRI on Saturday to assess the damage in his right knee, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

At this stage, it is suspected that that Patriots' starting wideout suffered a torn ACL, but we'll await confirmation of that outcome, either way, pending the results of his medical exams Saturday. The 31-year-old is coming off a 2016 season in which he logged 98 catches for 1,106 yards and three TDs. While the on-field chemistry that Edelman enjoys with QB Tom Brady can't be easily replicated, the Patriots do have the depth and specific personnel required to adequately cope with this potential season-ending situation. In such a scenario, Chris Hogan and Brandin Cooks would likely be in line for added targets, while Danny Amendola, who can do some damage out of the slot, would profile as an option in deeper PPR formats.

IRJulian Edelman
WR NE (9)
5 months ago3 Comments

The Patriots suspect Edelman tore his ACL in Friday's preseason game against the Lions, but have an MRI scheduled for Sunday in order to determine the full extent of the injury, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Edelman went down in a non-contact situation after his knee buckled in the first quarter of Friday's contest. The Patriots have a plethora of capable wide receivers behind the veteran, so it remains to be seen how their roles will be affected should an ACL tear ultimately be confirmed. Expect more clarity on the situation following Sunday's MRI.

IRJulian Edelman
WR NE (9)
5 months ago

Edelman (knee) has been ruled out for the remainder of the game, Mike Reiss of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

There's still no word on the severity of Edelman's injury. Further information should be available in the following days once the receiver undergoes a more thorough evaluation.

IRJulian Edelman
WR NE (9)
5 months ago

Edelman (knee) is questionable to return to Friday's preseason game against the Lions.

EDGE Analysis

Edelman's leg buckled while he was evading Lions defenders in the open field. He needed to be carted off, so it's possible he could be dealing with a serious injury.

IRJulian Edelman
WR NE (9)
5 months ago

Edelman failed to catch either of his targets in Saturday's 27-23 preseason loss to the Texans.

EDGE Analysis

The elite possession receiver was seeing his first game action of the exhibition slate and came away with nothing to show for it. Naturally, there's zero doubt about the 31-year-old's rapport with Tom Brady or his knowledge of the offense, so the empty stat line is ultimately meaningless in the grand scheme of things. He'll look to get some production on the board in next Friday's exhibition against the Lions, which is likely to be the last time he sees the field before the regular season.

IRJulian Edelman
WR NE (9)
5 months ago

Edelman is not expected to play in Thursday's preseason opener against the Jaguars, the Boston Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

Edelman has a tendency to take a pounding when he plays, so there's no need to expose him to an abundance of preseason reps. The 31-year-old is coming off a 2016 season in which he caught 98 passes for 1,106 yards and three TDs in 16 games, numbers that made him a PPR stalwart. Looking ahead to the coming season, he should maintain a fairly high-volume role in the New England offense, but with so many mouths to feed, including speedy new wideout Brandin Cooks and rejuvenated tight end Rob Gronkowski, Edelman's weekly upside is a tad hard to peg when all of his talented teammates are healthy.