Report: Edelman had foot surgery, should be back for camp

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Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman recently had foot surgery but is expected to be ready for training camp, ESPN reported Wednesday.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter wrote that the surgery was a “cleanup procedure” and that Edelman was recently spotted using a motorized device to get around while wearing a protective boot on his foot.

Edelman, who turns 30 later this month, has missed nine games over the last two seasons due to various injuries. It was a broken foot suffered last November that kept Edelman out from Nov. 15 until the divisional playoffs in January.

Edelman has consistently produced as a slot receiver for the Patriots — he has 258 catches over the last three seasons — and getting him healthy and on the same page with quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo through camp and the preseason figures to be important this season with quarterback Tom Brady facing a four-game suspension to start the year.

A seventh-round pick of the Patriots in 2009 after playing quarterback at Kent State, Edelman has started 46 of 87 career games and has 21 career touchdown receptions, including a career-best seven touchdowns before suffering the injury last season.

76 responses to “Report: Edelman had foot surgery, should be back for camp

  1. Hope he is able to get plenty of reps in with Jimmy Gameday as that’s the only guy he’ll see for a quarter of the season since Brady was suspended and rightfully so.

  2. why get foot surgery recently but not long ago? I guess most players wanna take their times..

    OR maybe he knew Tom Brady gonna be suspended for 4 games, so Edelman will not be needed for first 4 games?

  3. He has to reinforce his legs now that he’ll be forced to catch regulation-inflated footballs. His body isn’t used to balls over 11.5 psi.

  4. Getting this done & out of the way now is huge….need him healthy & in camp so to get his reps in with Brady & Jimmy G…….makes it even more important that Amendola is locked in & with Hogan now on the team along with the additions of Mitchell & Lucian in the Draft thePats now have some key depth at WR in case of any setbacks DURRING recover… Butlers hope that’s no the case

  5. mikermiker says:
    May 11, 2016 3:41 PM

    Hope he is able to get plenty of reps in with Jimmy Gameday as that’s the only guy he’ll see for a quarter of the season since Brady was suspended and rightfully so.
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    If you are going to be first, make some sense.

  6. Yada yada ydad…..and the Pats will be contending for another SB, while the haters continue to make dumb comments in today’s blame everybody but myself society.

  7. xbarkingfrogx says:
    May 11, 2016 3:50 PM
    Edel recently restructured his contract per mandate by Big Bill and Tammy and is delighted to be playing this year at minimum wage.
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    No that we would be Amendola. Can’t you ignorant trolls at least TRY anymore? lol

  8. He has to reinforce his legs now that he’ll be forced to catch regulation-inflated footballs. His body isn’t used to balls over 11.5 psi.
    _________________________________________

    15 months later and this is perhaps the lamest attempt of a joke I have heard. What are you even trying to say here? It makes no sense.

    Pats win. You complain. Rinse, repeat.

  9. simplegodfather says:
    May 11, 2016 3:47 PM
    why get foot surgery recently but not long ago? I guess most players wanna take their times..

    OR maybe he knew Tom Brady gonna be suspended for 4 games, so Edelman will not be needed for first 4 games?

    Or he will be ready for camp. You know, like is says in the article

  10. simplegodfather says:
    May 11, 2016 3:47 PM
    why get foot surgery recently but not long ago? I guess most players wanna take their times..

    OR maybe he knew Tom Brady gonna be suspended for 4 games, so Edelman will not be needed for first 4 games?
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    He had in season surgery as well, this was to remove screws and deburr the effected area, try to keep up. IF Brady is out the first 4 games Edelman would be needed more than ever. Again, try to keep up.
    To paraphrase mmack66, if you are going to be second make some sense.

  11. The real Super Bowl XLIX MVP. He did most of the work in the 4th quarter and grandpa Brady took the credit. Get well soon brother.

  12. He cheats his way through concussion protocol so the football gods have targeted his feet.

  13. Brady will be breathing fire when he returns and it wont matter who his wideouts are,as he always makes those around him much better than there talent level

  14. As Pats fans, we’ve been hearing how the windows closing for over 8 years now….funny how that just doesn’t seem to happen no matter how many times it’s being repeated….
    Brady will probably play another 5 years too…. Life is GOOD I Patriots Nation!!!!

  15. I almost pity Goodell who I’m sure is on a conference call with Jerry Jones, John Mara and Woody Johnson complaining that the Patriots are hogging all the foot surgeries.

  16. 30 years old receiver with a broken foot and a 40 year old QB busted for cheating. It’s OVER!

  17. The haters are always noisy during the offseason. Regular season, not so much.

  18. Patriots are like wine…. Just keep getting better with age…
    Super Bowl contenders year in & year out…. How Sweet it is!!!

  19. beachsidejames says:
    May 11, 2016 4:32 PM
    30 years old receiver with a broken foot and a 40 year old QB busted for cheating. It’s OVER!
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    Yep, it’s as over as it was each of the last 15 years. The good news for Pats obsessed trolls is one of these years they will be right and it might even happen in their lifetimes. The bad news is it won’t be this year and once again most of their teams will be looking up at NE in the standings. Many of them will probably need a telescope.

  20. IF Brady does sit games 1-4 we get to see Jimmy take us to 3-1 MAYBE 4-0…. That will only increase his tradability DURRING the offseason next year & Brady gets 4 additional weeks of rest & motivation for when he comes back even more driven than he normally is….oh ohhhh
    That could be quite the opposite of what the NFL would want to see!!!
    If Brady plays week 1 then it’s still a win…..that means justice has been served & the Pats start the season at full strength…
    I don’t see a downside anywhere…
    The Patriot Machine just keeps spitting out victims no matter how it plays out….

  21. gysot says:
    May 11, 2016 4:13 PM

    Wow the window closed quickly on this aging franchise.

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    If you listen to people like you the window has been closing since 2002. That’s 14 years ago.

  22. “The window is closing on this aging franchise.”…Really Brady out first 4 games and they are STILL the favorite in Vegas to win the Super Bowl..I assume the bookmakers know quite a bit more about the NFL than Mom’s basement dwellers. You people really need a new act.

  23. Steelers fan here – rarely post but Edelman is an a outstanding football player and hope he’s ready to go in 2016.

  24. The haters are always noisy during the offseason. Regular season, not so much.
    —————————-

    Nope, I was getting laughed at here by overconfident Pats homers for saying that the Pats would have trouble in a playoff game in Denver after they lost to the Brock-led Broncos in the regular season.

  25. beachsidejames says:
    May 11, 2016 4:32 PM
    30 years old receiver with a broken foot and a 40 year old QB busted for cheating. It’s OVER!

    Dolphins fans know all about things being “over”
    The season hasn’t even started yet and they know it’s “over” for them.

    Enjoy last place. AGAIN!!!

  26. Thank god Julie is alright.

    Number one receiver in all of football and it’s not even close. We don’t miss Welker in New England.

    Thank god I’m a Patriots fan.

    We never break the rules and play with class and integrity.

    The deflate gate revenge tour continues.

  27. mattwalshvideo says:
    May 11, 2016 4:05 PM

    He cheats his way through concussion protocol so the football gods have targeted his feet.
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    Wow, talk about ignorance, are you really that clueless???. He was cleared by the medical staff ,one of whom is a NEUROLOGIST!! ( FYI , someone who went to medical school & is a specialist of the nervous system).You can not FAKE passing a neurological exam!!

  28. Its gotta suck to be a Pats hater. Michael Strahan said it pretty well about Brady being booed at the Super Bowl……

    “Gotta love how Brady walked out. Dudes a stud. Lol”

    “People love to boo Brady but secretly wish they had him as their QB! If people are hating you for success then you’re doing something right!”

    Keep it up haters, is that all you got?

  29. nbptma1 says:
    May 11, 2016 5:03 PM
    Best slot receiver in the NFL

    And, as Baltimore knows, can throw the long ball occasionally too.

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    Throw in some decent punt returns too and you have a pretty valuable football player.

  30. Never has a fan base had more of a little-man complex than the Patriots. Then again, they didn’t even exist until 2000.

  31. BIGGSHAUN says:
    May 11, 2016 7:10 PM
    Never has a fan base had more of a little-man complex than the Patriots. Then again, they didn’t even exist until 2000.

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    Actually they made it to two SBs before 2000. Of course you would know that if you didn’t just start watching football in 2013.

  32. gysot says:
    May 11, 2016 4:13 PM
    Wow the window closed quickly on this aging franchise.
    ================

    Slowest moving window in the history of the salary cap era. One losing season in the last 20 years and the odds on favorite to win it all once again. You might want to look up the definition of quickly or at the very least wait until they actually have a couple of losing seasons back to back.

  33. Little man complex???
    Far from it….but when your as good as the Patriots for as long as they have been, we fans pretty much do nothing but deal with all the true “little man complexes” of the fan bases of the 31 other franchises…

  34. whiteybulgersson says:
    May 11, 2016 5:34 PM
    Thank god Julie is alright.

    Number one receiver in all of football and it’s not even close. We don’t miss Welker in New England.

    Thank god I’m a Patriots fan.

    We never break the rules and play with class and integrity.

    The deflate gate revenge tour continues.
    ““““““““““““
    Which revenge tour is this again? I lose track. There are so many of them, and they never seem to go anywhere.

  35. By nowhere, if you mean the AFC Championship or Super Bowl I guess your right….a whole lotta nowhere!!!

  36. “A seventh-round pick of the Patriots”

    I love reading that fact about Edelman.

  37. ‘You had me at “foot surgery”
    – Rex’

    How does anyone vote that post down? Even Rex would laugh at that comment.

  38. To all Pats butt kissers….how’d it all work out last season?

    Benefit of playing in most against most pathetic division rivals foe longest stretch the game has ever seen…Buffalo? Jets? Dolphins?

    What a collection of losers…throw in easy schedule help by NFL every year and all of a sudden winning 1 playoff game to get to AFC Championship game doesn’t look so tough does it?

  39. Just as a quick reminder for the flat earthers who thought this article was an invitation to run off at the mouth about air pressure in footballs, you aren’t arguing with tom Brady, patriots fans, attorneys, or anyone else. You are arguing with science. And that makes you look pretty foolish.

  40. evilhoodyshoody says:
    May 11, 2016 9:05 PM
    lol we have the lamest trolls. I read threads on other teams and the trolls are usually clever and/or amusing, we get all the dimwits.

    So true. Today’s posts were funnier than usual. Great way to start the day. BTW, they have a troll club. If you know how to use/spell their, there and they’re, or then and than, then you are not allowed.

  41. “jagsfan1 says:
    May 11, 2016 9:46 PM
    To all Pats butt kissers….how’d it all work out last season?

    Benefit of playing in most against most pathetic division rivals foe longest stretch the game has ever seen…Buffalo? Jets? Dolphins?

    What a collection of losers…throw in easy schedule help by NFL every year and all of a sudden winning 1 playoff game to get to AFC Championship game doesn’t look so tough does it?”

    _________________________________________

    Do yourself a favor and look at how the schedule is determined:

    3 teams in AFC East, twice: 6 games
    4 teams in NFC division, 4-year rotation: 4 games
    4 teams in AFC division, 3 year rotation: 4 games
    Of the remaining two AFC divisions, the team that finished with the same in-division ranking as the Patriots the previous season(1st vs. 1st, usually): 2 games.

    In other words, 14 games are pre-determined for years to come, which the league has nothing to do with . The only 2 that are unknown depend on how other teams fare in their own division.

    Thanks for playing, we have some nice parting gifts.

  42. A Jags fan giving Patriots fans crap about being in a cupcake division??!! Talk about IRONY!!!
    Too funny!!!

  43. There was a time when some of the troll comments were passably funny. Hasn’t been that way for quite awhile. Now they are like those celebrity roasts at the end of their cycle, predictable, witless, irrelevant and worst of all boring.
    Thank goodness for the find feature this blog offers. At least it gives me an opportunity to bypass the majority of the troll dribble.

    Say whatever you want about the Patriot’s. What no one can deny is that Patriots seasons are 17, 18 or 19 games long and sometime 20, not counting preseason games while most of your teams struggle to even field a team for a full 16 game season. So there’s that.

  44. Now you see… when anything comes up that a Pats player is hurt or suspended, Ive been conditioned to think: “Good, Goooooood”

  45. The Jags fan is not only right but the Jags are a better team then the Patriots right now today. The old QB with the broken foot receiver guy thing is your teams future….I’d say yep its over in New England.

  46. beachsidejames says:
    May 12, 2016 8:46 AM
    The Jags fan is not only right but the Jags are a better team then the Patriots right now today. The old QB with the broken foot receiver guy thing is your teams future….I’d say yep its over in New England.

    ——————

    Where will you be come Thanksgiving when Miami is mathematically eliminated from the playoffs and the Patriots are playing for hime field advantage?

  47. Benefit of playing in most against most pathetic division rivals foe longest stretch the game has ever seen


    Did you know that an AFC East representative has participated in the conference championship game 9 of the past 10 seasons? 🙂

    Funny how that happened for such a “weak” division.

    🙂

  48. “jagsfan1 says:
    May 11, 2016 9:46 PM
    To all Pats butt kissers….how’d it all work out last season?

    Benefit of playing in most against most pathetic division rivals foe longest stretch the game has ever seen…Buffalo? Jets? Dolphins?

    What a collection of losers…throw in easy schedule help by NFL every year and all of a sudden winning 1 playoff game to get to AFC Championship game doesn’t look so tough does it?”

    —————
    that Pats did have one really easy game last season…..it was against the Jaguars! Remember how that one turned out?

  49. The Patriots once again led the league in fewest fumbles last year.

    So much for that Patriot Hater theory. 🙂

    #PatriotHaterGotOwned
    #Again
    #AsTheyAlwaysDo
    #SoMuchFunToSlapPatriotHaterUpAndDownThisBoard

  50. The Jags fan is not only right but the Jags are a better team then the Patriots right now today. The old QB with the broken foot receiver guy thing is your teams future….I’d say yep its over in New England.


    The sad thing for Patriot Hater is it will never be over while their puny little weakling teams are still allowed to take the field against the 4 time World Champions.

    I think it’s long past time to fold them all, get them out of OUR league and bring in a REAL MAN’s team or two to get a shot at the kings of the NFL, your 4 time World Champion and NFL’s Greatest Dynasty New England Patriots, winners of more Super Bowls than any team in the last quarter century, winners of more games this century than any NFL team, home of the GOAT QB, the GOAT Coach, the greatest organization in sports, the greatest fanbase in sports and the paragon of excellence in the modern NFL, and quite frankly the paragon of excellence in any sport at any time on earth.

    🙂

  51. beachsidejames says:
    May 12, 2016 8:46 AM
    The Jags fan is not only right but the Jags are a better team then the Patriots right now today. The old QB with the broken foot receiver guy thing is your teams future….I’d say yep its over in New England.

    In your head you would say “yep it’s over for NE”

    Then the season starts and reality sets in.

  52. They should start a support group,”Pats Haters Anonymous’. Funded by the Gov’t, of course. They could all get together and have a great big group hug, and all wish this is the year the Pats collapse.

  53. kissbillsrings says:
    May 12, 2016 8:11 AM
    A Jags fan giving Patriots fans crap about being in a cupcake division??!!
    ————————-

    Agreed, it’s hard to believe that is a legit Jags fan. What fan of a team in the AFCS would bring up division strength? But for the record as hard as it is to believe the AFCS has not been the worst division over the last decade. Since all divisions are inherently .500 against themselves the real measure of divisional strength is avg annual wins per team. For the last 10 years they are:
    AFCE 8.28
    AFCN 8.27
    NFCE 8.15
    NFCS 8.06
    NFCN 8.06
    AFCS 7.83
    AFCW 7.76
    NFCW 7.56

    So the AFCS is only the 3rd crappiest division in football and in spite of the efforts of the Fins to drag it down as of the 2015 results the AFCE has supplanted the AFCN as the strongest division in football over the last 10 years. Numbers don’t lie, sweet dreams haters.

  54. Another fun fact to blow up the fallacy that the AFC East is weak.

    One and dones by the AFC East Champion since 2005: 3. That would be the fewest in football. 🙂

    You’d think if the AFC East champion was fattened up by playing a weak schedule every year that they would always be quickly exposed once they reach the postseason. That is simply not the case.

    Try again cupcakes.

    🙂

  55. And yet another fun fact:

    Patriots since 2001 vs the league: .758 winning percentage

    Patriots since 2001 vs the Jets and the Dolphins combined: .703

    Hmmm… two AFC East opponents give the Patriots a harder time than the rest of the NFL.

    Weak division huh? 🙂

  56. The morons from N.E. can’t accept the fact their team isn’t going to win anything this year just like they didn’t win anything last year.

  57. beachsidejames says:
    May 12, 2016 3:44 PM
    Morons and N.E.

    beachsidejames says:
    May 12, 2016 3:45 PM
    Morons from N.E.
    ———————

    Poor chippy, can’t even get name calling right

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