Julian Edelmanis ready to go.
The reigningSuper BowlMost Valuable Player practiced for the first time all summer on Monday and, per the NFL transaction wire, passed his physical and is off thePatriots‘ non-football injury list.
Edelman’s last action came in thePatriots‘ 13-3 win over theLos Angeles RamsinSuper BowlLIII, as he posted 10 catches for 141 yards.
In May, Edelman inked atwo-year extensionto stay in New England, but had yet to take part inPatriotspractices after sustaining a broken thumb in July.
It’s a bit of a continuation of good news for thePatriotsreceiving corps afterJosh Gordonwas reinstated on Friday. Still, the team is waiting onDemaryius Thomasto return from the physically unable to perform list.
Last season, Edelman didn’t play the first four games of the regular season due to a suspension for violation of the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances.
Monday was a step in the right direction for thePatriotsand quarterbackTom Bradyhaving their top receiving option on the field for the season opener.