Nov 22, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman (11) is helped off the field after an injury against the New York Jets during the second half on Thanksgiving at Metlife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Edelman hobbled again, OTA participation in question


The Boston Globe reports that Julian Edelman, the fifth year wide receiver out of Kent State has been seen wearing a walking boot, and that his status for upcoming Organized Team Activities is in question.

Edelman reportedly broke a bone in his right foot in the Patriots’ December 2nd game against the Miami Dolphins and was subsequently placed on the season-ending IR a few days later.  The report of this setback brings more clarity to the reason why Edelman received virtually no interest in free agency this offseason.

Edelman signed a one year deal to return to the Patriots in early April.

OTA’s are scheduled to begin on May 20th and running through June 7th, then mandatory mini camp begins four days later – and Edelman’s status is up in the air for both.  The report states that he should be fine for the season, though the paper did not state how that status was determined.

Edelman is expected to compete for a backup role in what promises to be an entertaining training camp, with Edelman being the only returning pure receiver from last season.

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