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This Week Outlook
Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports Patriots WR Julian Edelman (knee) isn't being activated from IR for Week 16 against the Bills.
Rapoport adds that Edelman is also unlikely to play in Week 17 against the Jets, which means his season is probably over. The future for the 34-year-old feels uncertain as well. Edelman has been a historically great Patriots player, but one has to wonder if we've already seen his last game playing for New England.
Patriots' WR Julian Edelman (knee) was absent from Thursday's practice.
Edelman was not spotted at Thursday's practice, putting his chances of being activated from injured reserve in doubt. The Patriots are eliminated from playoff contention and have no incentive of rushing Edelman back into game action. He has been sidelined since Week 7's loss to the 49ers with a knee injury. Unless Edelman is able to practice this week, the 34-year-old WR is unlikely to suit up for Monday's contest against the Bills.
Jim McBride of the Boston Globe reports Patriots WR Julian Edelman (knee) won't be activated for Week 15 against the Dolphins.
Edelman was designated to return from IR earlier this week but he isn't ready for game action yet. The veteran slot receiver can be left on the waiver wire in redraft fantasy leagues.
New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman is back at practice on Wednesday.
Edelman's return to the practice field on a Wednesday puts him on track to play against Miami on Sunday. He will need to avoid aggravating the injury, but the early week practice is good news as far as his Week 15 status is concerned. Edelman could be an impact player now that Cam Netwon has found some more consistency under center for the Patriots, making this a situation to monitor.
Patriots WR Julian Edelman (knee) remains on Injured Reserve but is "day-to-day" according to HC Bill Belichick, as reported by Mike Reiss.
Edelman has been on IR since October and will be eligible to practice on Wednesday, however Belichick continued his assessment saying, "...When he's ready, we'll start him. If he's not ready, then he'll keep working and we'll wait until he's ready." Once Edelman begins practicing, the Patriots will have a 21-day window to activate him off of IR. New England travels to play Miami in Week 15 and its receiving corps will likely continue to struggle and see limited volume against an upper-tier Dolphins' defense.