A lingering thigh injury and a concussion left Julian Edelman limited in Thursday’s practice.
The New England Patriots wide receiver was on the field for all but the final offensive series of Sunday’s 41-13 win over the Miami Dolphins, exiting along with quarterback Tom Brady for the final one. Yet it wasn’t learned until Wednesday’s injury report that Edelman had suffered a concussion at some point over that three-day span.
Edelman, who is eight catches and 28 receiving yards away from his second 100-catch, 1,000-yard season in a row, was one of 12 Patriots limited for the second session in a row.
Halfbacks Shane Vereen (ankle) and LeGarrette Blount (shoulder), wide receiver Brandon LaFell (shoulder), offensive linemen Cameron Fleming (ankle) and Dan Connolly (knee), 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) were also limited participants, according to the official injury report.
Fleming and White have missed the last several games due to their respective ailments, while Arrington and Connolly both missed the latter portion of Sunday’s game at Sun Life Stadium.
Blount and Aiken were added to the injury report on Wednesday.
And Brady, who has been dealing with an ankle injury, was listed as a full participant on both Wednesday and Thursday.