Julian Edelman was a full participant through the six-minute mark in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game, but the wideout was a limited participant in Wednesday’s practice due to a concussion.
Edelman was among 13 players listed on the New England Patriots’ first injury report of Week 16. He finished Week 15 having caught seven passes for 88 yards and a touchdown in the team’s 41-13 win over the Miami Dolphins.
Also limited during Wednesday’s session was Shane Vereen (ankle) and fellow running back LeGarrette Blount (shoulder), wide receiver Brandon LaFell (shoulder), offensive linemen Cameron Fleming (ankle) and Dan Connolly (ankle), defensive ends Chandler Jones (hip) and Rob Ninkovich (heel), linebackers Dont’a Hightower (shoulder) and Chris White (ankle), cornerback Kyle Arrington (hamstring), and long snapper Danny Aiken (finger).
Fleming and White were both inactive on Sunday. It was the fourth and third time in a row, respectively, for the eligible tight end and the core special-teamer.
Jones joined the 10 others on the field, however, returning to New England’s defensive line for the first time since Oct. 16.
But as No. 95 returned, Arrington and Connolly both left the field. And neither the corner nor the left guard made their way back to it after the team announced hamstring and neck injuries for them.
Blount and Aiken new additions to the injury report, while Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was listed as a full practice participant despite his ankle injury.