Julian Edelman is the longest-tenured member of the Patriots and helped lead New England to three Super Bowl titles during his career in Foxborough. However, it’s possible that Edelman has played his final game as a member of the Pats.
With Edelman out since Week 7 with a knee injury, the Patriots opted not to activate him from injured reserve in time for their meaningless game against the Buffalo Bills on Monday evening. His season is over. That could also be the case as it relates to his 12-year tenure with the Patriots.
“The Patriots are not activating WR Julian Edelman from Injured Reserve today, which is not a surprise,” NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported Monday. “And it’s unlikely that he plays next week. Edelman’s season is almost certainly over — and at age 34, his future is uncertain, as well.”
Edelman, 34, caught just 21 passes for 315 yards without a touchdown in six games before going down to injury this season. Like last season, he struggled big time with drops.