Julian Edelman took a big hit on the New England Patriots’ opening drive Sunday against the Washington Redskins at Gillette Stadium.
Edelman not only bounced back up immediately after the bone-crunching lick, which earned Kyshoen Jarrett a 15-yard unnecessary roughness penalty. The Patriots wide receiver also hauled in an 8-yard touchdown pass from Tom Brady on the next play.
Edelman had to fight tooth and nail for the game-opening score. He laid out near the goal line and reached across to break the plane.
The TD grab was Edelman’s seventh of the season, marking a new career high for No. 11.
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