BOSTON (CBS) — The New England Patriots had perfect attendance at practice on Wednesday, alleviating some of the injury concern surrounding receiver Julian Edelman.
The receiver was one of 10 players limited at Wednesday’s practice, a lengthy list that included Tom Brady. The quarterback was once again limited with a calf injury, which limited in two practice sessions last week.
“Football is a contact sport. I wouldn’t say I’m a spring chicken anymore,” Brady said of his ailment on Wednesday. “I’m trying to just feel as great as I can and we’ll see how it goes tomorrow. But I feel pretty good.”
Here is New England’s full practice report from Wednesday:
DE Michael Bennett, Shoulder
QB Tom Brady, Calf
RB Rex Burkhead, Foot
S Nate Ebner, Groin
WR Julian Edelman, Chest
LB Dont’a Hightower, Shoulder
TE Ryan Izzo, Calf
TE Matt LaCosse, Ankle
T Marshall Newhouse, Illness
G Joe Thuney, Shoulder
T Marcus Cannon, Shoulder
Edelman left Sunday’s win over the Jets late in the first half with a chest injury and did not return. He underwent tests earlier this week and they all came back with good news for the receiver and the Patriots, and it looks like Edelman is in line to play Sunday when New England visits the 3-0 Buffalo Bills.
The injury occurred when a Jets defensive lineman delivered a hit to Edelman’s midsection as the receiver was being tackled. Despite missing all of the second half, Edelman still finished with a game-high seven receptions for New England, which included a touchdown catch early in the second quarter to put the Patriots on top 20-0.
On the season, Edelman leads the Patriots with 17 receptions and 196 receiving yards on 25 targets.
Linebacker Dont’a Hightower was also limited at practice out on Wednesday, after he left Sunday’s win with a shoulder injury late in the fourth quarter.
Quarterback Cody Kessler, who the team signed Wednesday morning, also took part in Wednesday’s practice.
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