Report: Julian Edelman to miss time with knee injury

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The Patriots are looking for more from their offense after scoring 18 total points in losses over the last two weeks and it looks like they’ll have to get it without the help of wide receiver Julian Edelman.

Multiple reporters at the open portion of Thursday’s practice have noted that Edelman is not on the field. He’s been a regular on this year’s injury reports because of his knee and he was listed as limited on Wednesday.

Jeff Howe of TheAthletic.com reports that Edelman is expected to miss game action as a result of the injury. He adds that Edelman may require surgery, but that the injury is not thought to be a season-ending one.

N'Keal Harry was out of practice on Wednesday due to a concussion, which leaves Damiere Byrd, Jakobi Meyers, and Gunner Olszewski as the healthy receiver options on the 53-man roster.

UPDATE 1:16 p.m. ET: Adam Schefter of ESPN reports Edelman underwent a procedure on Thursday that will keep him out for “some period of time.”

60 responses to “Report: Julian Edelman to miss time with knee injury

  1. I guess they will just have to win with all the young studs @T6 told us Brady ignored all of last season….

  2. Does it matter? I feel bad for Julian, but TB is beating BB by a long shot.

    And as assumed by everybody on this site Pats fans go silent like the 90’s.

  3. Good thing the Jets are in the AFCE otherwise the Patriots would end up last in their division.

  4. Fear not Pats fans. You’ve got a ton of cap space, you’re probably going to get a top 10 pick in the draft, and teams are going to be dumping players left and right because of their cap issues…If I was a REAL Pats fan, I’d be thinking we’ll look pretty good next year!

  5. Patriots had the most players opt out this season. Guess they saw the writing on the wall without Tom. What a wasted year.
    Good luck to Julian.

  6. The Bills get John Brown back and the Patriots have to sit their offense….

    Florio: “Patriots will win by 4 scores”

  7. This is what happens when cheopo-Bill bets on the system that “any” player can be plugged into. He dealt away Hogan, Amendola, and many others for what, so they would have no depth or decent offense to save a couple of bucks?

  8. birds of a feather says:
    October 29, 2020 at 1:33 pm
    Does it matter? I feel bad for Julian, but TB is beating BB by a long shot.

    And as assumed by everybody on this site Pats fans go silent like the 90’s.

    First the pats had good teams in the 90s , went to SB and had multiple playoff appearances. 94 96 97 98
    So no the crybaby narrative that there were no Patriots fans before 20001 is as usual wrong.

    As for the fans being silent, that’s LAME. are we supposed to flood the comments section and say how good they are.

    Can you tell me what fan base is loud when there team isn’t playing well.

    Oh you can’t. Ok cool.

  9. birds of a feather says:
    October 29, 2020 at 1:33 pm
    Does it matter? I feel bad for Julian, but TB is beating BB by a long shot.

    And as assumed by everybody on this site Pats fans go silent like the 90’s.

    6 5 Rate This

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    Yeah, going to the playoffs in the mid 90s or a sb was just awful. I wasn’t very quiet at the ‘96 title game vs the Jags.

    Ted Murph and NH Pats weren’t even born yet. lmao

  10. They’ll be fine right. They still have Harry, Jakobi, and all those young guys that Cam has given extra attention to and actually helping their development unlike Brady was…

  11. Good luck to Julian. He’s been looking like he’s in pain.

    And now it’s time for . . . Isaiah Zuber!

  12. “He dealt away Hogan, Amendola, and many others”
    _________

    I agree with your overall point but Hogan and Amendola aren’t tearing it up for their current teams and wouldn’t be doing so for the Pats, either. Their issue is failing to draft young receivers, not getting rid of old ones.

  13. First the pats had good teams in the 90s , went to SB and had multiple playoff appearances. 94 96 97 98
    So no the crybaby narrative that there were no Patriots fans before 20001 is as usual wrong.

    As for the fans being silent, that’s LAME. are we supposed to flood the comments section and say how good they are.

    Can you tell me what fan base is loud when there team isn’t playing well.

    Oh you can’t. Ok cool.

    I’ve lived in New England for my entire life and Pats fans are the worst. They don’t know any of the history of the sport and are just stuck up snobs. Worst fans in sports.

  14. He’s trying to minimize wear and tear on his body as he gets ready to join Brady in TB next year

  15. touchback6 says:
    October 29, 2020 at 1:53 pm
    birds of a feather says:
    October 29, 2020 at 1:33 pm
    Does it matter? I feel bad for Julian, but TB is beating BB by a long shot.

    And as assumed by everybody on this site Pats fans go silent like the 90’s.

    6 5 Rate This

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    Yeah, going to the playoffs in the mid 90s or a sb was just awful. I wasn’t very quiet at the ‘96 title game vs the Jags.

    Ted Murph and NH Pats weren’t even born yet. lmao

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    If you are using the term “LMAO” then chances are you weren’t born yet. I for one have been a Pats fan since the 70s. I can remember sitting on the cement seats at Sullivan Stadium. Unlike you, I didn’t just start following the team when Belichick came to town. And unlike you, I will still be posting here after the Pats lost the AFCE this year.

  16. mogogo1 says:
    October 29, 2020 at 2:02 pm
    “He dealt away Hogan, Amendola, and many others”
    _________

    I agree with your overall point but Hogan and Amendola aren’t tearing it up for their current teams and wouldn’t be doing so for the Pats, either. Their issue is failing to draft young receivers, not getting rid of old ones.

    Amandola had 62 catches last season with 3 different QB.
    They could have used that last season.
    He may not be a burner but he knew how to get open.

  17. buffalobluecollarlunchbucket56 says:
    October 29, 2020 at 1:47 pm

    Julian’s not the same player without his boy Tommy.
    ______

    Julian’s not the same player when he’s not on the juice either.

  18. The patriots WR group is not just the worst in the league this year, it is arguably the all time worst.

    How does the “greatest coach in NFL history” allow this to happen? Is this rocket science?

  19. mogogo1 says:
    October 29, 2020 at 2:02 pm
    “He dealt away Hogan, Amendola, and many others”
    _________

    I agree with your overall point but Hogan and Amendola aren’t tearing it up for their current teams and wouldn’t be doing so for the Pats, either. Their issue is failing to draft young receivers, not getting rid of old ones.

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    They could have had DK Metcalf….but the genius want N’keal Harry instead

  20. Amazing how spoiled we were with Brady that we are pining for the days where the Pats has weapons like Chris Hogan and Danny Amendola. No one made lemonade out of lemons more than Brady. When you give him lemonade (2007,2010, 2011, 2015, 2017, 2020), the guy makes Margaritas. The results are conclusive. Tom Brady is the system. It turns out he not only improved the quality of your team on the field, but his presence makes it a place free agents want to play for cheap money, because they know with him they will have a chance to win. Cam bought the Belichick/McDaniels hype and thought he would resuscitate his career, but if he did his research he would know those guys have a track record of mediocrity without Brady as their QB.

  21. mogogo1 says:
    October 29, 2020 at 2:02 pm
    “He dealt away Hogan, Amendola, and many others”
    _________

    I agree with your overall point but Hogan and Amendola aren’t tearing it up for their current teams and wouldn’t be doing so for the Pats, either. Their issue is failing to draft young receivers, not getting rid of old ones.
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    Still blows my mind they passed on DK Metcalf. Twice. Even if they liked Harry much more, they could have still got DK in the 2nd, with the pick they traded to Seattle who then promptly used it to pick him.

  22. Unfortunately for the Patriots, there has been a perfect storm of negative personnel issues that have struck the team: they have the most key guys opt out due to COVID in the league. Cam Newton is an above average Quaterback but when your body is weakened by the fight against the virus, even the best QB will be a shadow of himself until his body fully heals and returns to full strength. The loss of Brady has affected the entire psyche of the team. When you’ve had a solid guy for 20 years and he’s gone, it affects the foundation. They’ll get it together next year.

  23. Oh no, not “Jules”. Four HOURS of a guy at Arrowhead, a supposed Patriots fan, calling Edelman “Jules”. Patriots “fans”….we should be pretty much done with all of them since the winning is over. They can go join all the Cowboys and Chicago Bulls “fans” in hiding….

  24. This covid19 season is pretty much lost. The lack of off season and even preseason work made it impossible to bring a rookie QB up to speed to run the complex Pat offensive scheme. Bringing in Cam was just a stop gap measure that didn’t work. Edelman should just rest up for next season because I don’t think he has many left in his battered body. Lot’s of heart can carry you only so far.

  25. flash1224 says:

    October 29, 2020 at 1:49 pm

    Can you tell me what fan base is loud when there team isn’t playing well.

    Oh you can’t. Ok cool.

    _________________________

    The Dallas Cowboys fanbase

  26. This year is really exposing BB’s ineptness in drafting offensive talent outside of lineman over the last 5 years. Just misses across the board of every TE, RB, and WR. Nobody can get separation. The should bring in an offensive GM to help out

  27. itsabobbiedazzler says:
    October 29, 2020 at 1:37 pm
    Fear not Pats fans. You’ve got a ton of cap space, you’re probably going to get a top 10 pick in the draft, and teams are going to be dumping players left and right because of their cap issues…If I was a REAL Pats fan, I’d be thinking we’ll look pretty good next year!
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    Do the Patriots even know who their starting quarterback will be next year? Do you think it will be someone playing for $1.75 million like Newton? A veteran QB will take a chunk out of that salary cap.

  28. jodave5 says:
    October 29, 2020 at 2:53 pm
    Oh no, not “Jules”. Four HOURS of a guy at Arrowhead, a supposed Patriots fan, calling Edelman “Jules”. Patriots “fans”….we should be pretty much done with all of them since the winning is over. They can go join all the Cowboys and Chicago Bulls “fans” in hiding….

    2 2 Rate This

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    Your jealousy of dynasties is delicious.

  29. Nothing good lasts forever…but this team sure gave fans a lot to cheer about. If this is the start of rebuilding the next great Patriot team,we as fans have to suck it up like all other teams in this position and write off 2020. Get well,Julian!

  30. Christopher Allan says:
    October 29, 2020 at 3:14 pm
    itsabobbiedazzler says:
    October 29, 2020 at 1:37 pm
    Fear not Pats fans. You’ve got a ton of cap space, you’re probably going to get a top 10 pick in the draft, and teams are going to be dumping players left and right because of their cap issues…If I was a REAL Pats fan, I’d be thinking we’ll look pretty good next year!
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    Do the Patriots even know who their starting quarterback will be next year? Do you think it will be someone playing for $1.75 million like Newton? A veteran QB will take a chunk out of that salary cap.

    ——

    If BB comes out of his stupor it will be some QB who is not currently on the team

  31. Oh you can’t. Ok cool.

    I’ve lived in New England for my entire life and Pats fans are the worst. They don’t know any of the history of the sport and are just stuck up snobs. Worst fans in sports.

    ________

    You must be one of those southwest Connecticut giants or jets fans. If so; you’re not in New England you’re in eastern New York. Maybe a Broncos or Seahawks wagon jumper!? Maybe a 90’s cowboys fan?! Probably a Yankees and hawks it red wings fan too. Maybe the devils?!

  32. carloswlassiter says:
    October 29, 2020 at 2:24 pm
    The patriots WR group is not just the worst in the league this year, it is arguably the all time worst.

    How does the “greatest coach in NFL history” allow this to happen? Is this rocket science?

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    I can clearly recall more than multiple seasons where Brady made household names out of receiving nobodies—guys like Jabbar Gaffney, David Givens, David Patton, Reche Caldwell, etc. The list is actually much longer than this. Guys came in off of scrap heaps and Brady throws TDs to them. While Manning was in a dome with guys like Harrison and Wayne putting up silly artificial numbers, Brady rarely had much to work with until the Moss/Welker years where he set records. Even Troy Brown was a 7th rounder who took years to develop, and Brady got him 100 catches one year. Many years, Brady turned chicken s*** into chicken salad. He never complained. The whole “diva” narrative never really applied to him, no matter what some find it easy and lazy to claim. He toed the company line for a long, long time.

    Anytime some of these players went anywhere else with lesser quarterbacks, they took the money and were essentially never heard from again. The only one that came back with any success was Deion Branch, who had way more success as a Patriot than a Seahawk.

    This is why Belichick was able to have the low-cost depth that won them so many titles. And he displayed the discipline to create a culture where you buy in, or you’re out.

  33. touchback6 says:
    October 29, 2020 at 1:19 pm
    Good. He wasn’t playing anyway.
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    Gloating about an injury for a team your a supposed fan of. I wonder, does it get any lower than this?

  34. ——
    Do the Patriots even know who their starting quarterback will be next year? Do you think it will be someone playing for $1.75 million like Newton? A veteran QB will take a chunk out of that salary cap.

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    I may get flack for this, but I got a weird feelings it’s Garappolo. He had a team
    Opt out after this year and the way things fall, I would not be surprised if we got him back in Foxborough

  35. It kills me that some people here will never admit that it was mostly Brady all along. Belichick is all defense, special teams, and nothing more. And, he’s not even great at drafting. Aside from picking Tom Brady, Julian Edelman, Deion Branch, Vince Wilfork, Devin McCourty, Rob Gronkowski, and signing a few notable receivers in free agency, Belichick has drafted and signed quite a few busts. He was given a team in 2000 that already had Drew Bledsoe, Willie McGinest, Adam Vinatieri, Tedi Bruschi, Troy Brown, Ty Law, Kevin Faulk, Bruce Armstrong, etc. For every great offensive play made, it was Brady, his receivers, pass protection, and just the right chemistry you need in order to win. Dante Scarnecchia, who worked years as the offensive line coach, was so underrated.

  36. First the pats had good teams in the 90s , went to SB and had multiple playoff appearances. 94 96 97 98
    So no the crybaby narrative that there were no Patriots fans before 20001 is as usual wrong.

    As for the fans being silent, that’s LAME. are we supposed to flood the comments section and say how good they are.

    Can you tell me what fan base is loud when there team isn’t playing well.

    Oh you can’t. Ok cool.

    So, by your own admission, Pats fans only support a playoff caliber team. As for fan bases that support even mediocre teams : Buffalo comes to mind. Their support during the past 20 years of irrelevancy has been unwavering.

  37. the Jets might have more weapons than the Patriots but Cam will get all the blame.

  38. birds of a feather says:
    October 29, 2020 at 1:33 pm
    Does it matter? I feel bad for Julian, but TB is beating BB by a long shot.

    And as assumed by everybody on this site Pats fans go silent like the 90’s
    _____________________________

    I realize you were born after the 90,s, but check the stats. The Patriots were actually in a Super Bowl in the 90’s. And the 80’s too – but I know, that must have been in the leather helmet days in a pasture.

  39. Time to rebuild for the future Edelman, Cam and the current offense is finished. Get some picks for Julian and let’s get cooking!

  40. Bill has played a defense for years based the the premise that opposing teams could not sustain drives against them. He won a super bowl with this philosophy against the Rams (he lost one against Philadelphia when that philosophy was disregarded).

    Bill won on offense with a philosophy of ball security, moving the chains, and not settling for field goals. Brady was the perfect QB for that philosophy. Edelman was clutch at moving the chains. Gronk was huge in the red-zone. Brady, when given a short field, made opponents pay.

    The Patriots were one of the least penalized teams. If they were close in the 4th qtr they almost always closed it out.

    None of the above is true of the 2020 Patriots.

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