New England Patriots

FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS - OCTOBER 18: Stephon Gilmore #24 of the New England Patriots looks on before the game against the Denver Broncos at Gillette Stadium on October 18, 2020 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

By Matt Dolloff,

The Patriots made a series of injury-related roster moves ahead of Sunday’s hugely important road matchup against the AFC East-leading Buffalo Bills.

Most notably, the Pats are expected to place WR Julian Edelman on injured reserve, as first reported by the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Edelman will miss a minimum of three weeks after undergoing a knee procedure earlier this week. Bill Belichick said Friday that he doesn’t anticipate Edelman’s injury to end his season.

They also made three changes to the injury report. CB Stephon Gilmore, rookie S Kyle Dugger, and rookie OT Justin Herron were all downgraded to out. All three were previously listed as questionable.

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In addition to Edelman, WR N’Keal Harry (concussion) and DT Carl Davis (concussion) were previously ruled out for Sunday. The Patriots have until 4 p.m. on Sunday to make any corresponding roster moves to replace Edelman and/or elevate two players from the practice squad to the main roster.

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