FOXBORO, Mass. — There’s $500,000 riding on Julian Edelman’s playing status in the New England Patriots’ final two games.
Edelman, who was limited during Thursday’s practice with a concussion and thigh injury, can earn a $500,000 bonus if he or his team can accomplish one of the following criteria, as pointed out by PatsCap.com: 85 more receiving yards, three more receiving touchdowns, two more wins or a Super Bowl appearance.
Edelman needs 1,057 yards, 70 catches and seven touchdowns, 80 catches and 13 wins, or 80 catches and a Super Bowl appearance to earn the incentives. He has 92 catches for 972 yards with four touchdowns so far.
Check out the rest of the Patriots’ practice participation and injury report from Thursday:
LS Danny Aiken (finger)
CB Kyle Arrington (hamstring)
RB LeGarrette Blount (shoulder)
OL Dan Connolly (knee)
WR Julian Edelman (concussion/thigh)
OL Cameron Fleming (ankle)
LB Dont’a Hightower (shoulder)
DE Chandler Jones (hip)
WR Brandon LaFell (shoulder)
DE Rob Ninkovich (heel)
RB Shane Vereen (ankle)
LB Chris White (ankle)
QB Tom Brady (ankle)
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