Patriots Issue Latest Julian Edelman Health Update
The Patriots issued the latest Julian Edelman health update on Thursday.
Coming into this season the big question everyone had about New England centered around its offense.
Defensively the Patriots have a lot of smart playmakers and it has shown throughout the season. The biggest reason why New England sits atop the AFC East is the team’s lockdown defense.
Offensively the team has been very underwhelming.
Tom Brady is having his worst regular season in years. Whether that is due to his age or a lack of weapons is debatable. What is not debatable, however, is the fact that Edelman is absolutely vital to the Patriots offense.
On Wednesday Edelman missed practice due to knee and shoulder injuries, leaving many to speculate that he may end up missing this weekend’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Fortunately, it appears Edelman’s injuries were overstated.
According to Zack Cox, Edelman returned to practice on Thursday and looks likely to play this Sunday.
Julian Edelman is back at practice today, but no sign of Isaiah Wynn. pic.twitter.com/527NhpfhV5
— Zack Cox (@ZackCoxNESN) December 12, 2019
The Patriots are heading into this game fresh off a stinging loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.
New England is currently embroiled in a tight race for the top of the AFC, with the Baltimore Ravens currently holding a one game edge.
What makes things even tougher for the Patriots is the fact that Baltimore holds a head-to-head win over them.
If Brady and Co. don’t find a way to regroup and pull off a victory against an objectively terrible Bengals team, their hope of earning the No. 1 seed in the AFC will officially be over.
And without homefield advantage, the Patriots will have a very tough time making it back to the Super Bowl.