Julian Edelman officially in for Patriots vs. Bengals

Julian Edelman of the New England Patriots celebrates scoring a touchdown during the first quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs in the game at Gillette Stadium on December 08, 2019 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)
Julian Edelman of the New England Patriots celebrates scoring a touchdown during the first quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs in the game at Gillette Stadium on December 08, 2019 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)

By Ty Anderson, 985TheSportsHub.com

In anything but shocking news, Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman (knee/shoulder) is going to tough it out, as New England's No. 1 wideout is officially active for today's Patriots-Bengals tilt at Paul Brown Stadium.

The 33-year-old Edelman entered the weekend with a 'questionable' tag, as he was a limited participant on Thursday and Friday after missing Wednesday's practice at Gillette Stadium. But the Patriots seemingly always knew it'd take a lot more than a nagging knee and shoulder to keep him on the shelf with the Patriots looking for some offensive momentum.

The only constant within the Patriot offense this year, the 5-foot-10 Edelman is in the midst of a definite career year, with six touchdowns on 90 catches and 1,010 yards through the air through the first 13 games of the season.

The Patriots will also get center Ted Karras back in action after missing the last two games due to an MCL sprain.

Byron Cowart (concussion) and Jason McCourty (groin) headline the team's injured inactives, while the rest of the group is made up of the usual suspects, as quarterback Cody Kessler, running back Damien Harris, offensive linemen Jermaine Eluemunor and Korey Cunningham, and tight end Ryan Izzo are all inactive.

The Patriots head into Cincinnati with two straight losses, and with losses in three of their last four games overall.

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