In what’s been a terrible year for the Patriots injury-wise, New England finally got some good news.
Wide receiver Julian Edelman reportedly will be back for the divisional playoff round, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Sunday. Edelman fractured his foot against the New York Giants on Nov. 15 in Week 10 of the season, but he started practicing at Gillette Stadium on Dec. 11.
Edelman had 692 receiving yards and 7 touchdowns in nine games before his injury.
Offensive tackle Sebastian Vollmer, who’s been dealing with an ankle injury, also is slated to return for the playoffs. New England has been working with an inexperienced offensive line thanks to injuries, and it’s led quarterback Tom Brady to be sacked 36 times in 15 games this season compared to 21 times last year. Vollmer certainly will be a welcome presence on the Patriots’ quest for Super Bowl 50.
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Thumbnail photo via New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman prepares to line up during the second quarter against the Washington Redskins at Gillette Stadium.