Disaster appeared to strike late in the first half of New England’s 30-14 victory over the Jets on Sunday, as Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman appeared to take a brutal shot that left him reeling all the way back to the Patriot room.
Patriots say Julian Edelman is questionable to return. Chest. Video (if you missed it) pic.twitter.com/F3ivzxBxAf— Michael Giardi (@MikeGiardi) September 22, 2019
It was the last time you saw No. 11 on the sideline, and Patriots coach Bill Belichick offered a quick no when asked for an update on Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman. But it would appear that there are some early positives when it comes to Edelman’s status moving forward, according to the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
With Edelman out — and with Josh Gordon playing through what appeared to be a left hand/finger injury — the Patriots were forced to lean heavily a still-standing wideout group of Phillip Dorsett, Jakobi Meyers, and Gunner Olszewski. The team also released Antonio Brown this past Friday, of course, leaving Tom Brady without some dependable options.
But Brady knows nobody’s crying for a Patriots squad outscoring opponents 106-17 through the first three games of 2019.
“That’s the NFL,” Brady said of his offense losing personnel. “No one feels sorry for us, we don’t feel sorry for them.
“We got to go out there and try to win a game.”
The 33-year-old Edelman, who departed Sunday’s game with seven catches for 62 yards and a score, has 17 catches, one touchdown, and 193 yards through three games this season.
The Patriots will travel to Buffalo for a Week 4 head-to-head with the undefeated Bills.