Julian Edelman will miss the entire 2017 season because of a right knee injury, the Patriots announced Saturday.
Although Edelman has not spoken with the media, the guy who caught 90-plus passes in three of the last four seasons shared his thoughts via social media with a tweet direct toward Patriots fans August 29.
Losing Edelman will without a doubt take a toll on New England's offensive production, although, there's perhaps no better season for a blow to the Patriots' receiving corps to occur. I'm just trying to prepare as well as I can to get into the season feeling as good as I can.
New England has one more practice and then a final week of pre-season football before the regular season comes down upon us. "We're so in sync".
Russell Wilson was again brilliant for Seattle, throwing for 200 yards and a touchdown, but his performance was secondary to the injury suffered by Ware and the impact it could have for the Chiefs.
With Lewis, Edelman, and Gronkowski sidelined, the Patriots hit the field for their next contest, versus the Philadelphia Eagles. Edelman has made 356 receptions for 3,826 yards and 20 touchdowns in that span. Danny Amendola seems like he could be a possible replacement, considering his hands, his quickness and Brady's trust in him.
"We have to find a different way to do it".
Mike Reiss covers the Patriots for ESPN and joined Weekend Edition to break down what this means for the team. We've become numb to the age of players around here, given Brady's constant talk of playing well into his mid-40s. Hogs [Hogan], he's had a great camp.
"All my teammates listen to me, my kids don't, so I think it's easier being a quarterback than a dad", Brady said. Brady said, "All the backs and tight ends, we're going to have to pick up the slack". He flashed a lot of potential last season and has a chance to make a lot of noise in this offense. It has to be distributed somewhere else. He has earned more than nine targets per game over the last four seasons and has averaged more than 11 yards per catch the past five years.
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The 31-year-old took to Twitter on Tuesday morning to send an inspirational message to Patriots fans.
"It's a tough loss", Brady said.
"Everybody's got a job for do".
Edelman's injury is a big one, that should be obvious. He'll work hard. It happened in August, so whenever he has surgery, he will have a long time before next season starts. I haven't had any problems. Each group of players at a certain position will need to be used in different ways that can demonstrate what a player's approach will be when given the chance.
The New York Jets are giving a shot to a castoff from a division rival. An MRI is required to confirm the extent of the injury.
New England also cut defensive end Kony Ealy, whom it acquired in a trade with Carolina in March. "As soon as you step in here, you see how hard he works, and the results show".
"No one is going to feel sorry for us".
Ealy, a cousin of Jets pass rusher Sheldon Richardson, joins a defense that recorded just 27 sacks past year.