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Julian Edelman on Josh Gordon: 'My love and prayers are all going towards him'

Ryan Hannable
December 24, 2018 - 8:33 am

FOXBORO -- Sunday was the Patriots' first game without Josh Gordon after the wide receiver stepped away from the game last week to focus on his mental health and then was suspended for violating terms of his reinstatement.

After not speaking last week following the Gordon situation, Julian Edelman reacted following Sunday's 24-12 win over the Bills.

“We wish him the best to get himself right. That’s a tough thing to go through. We’re here to support him," he said. “But sometimes the train has to keep going. The train keeps moving. As much as you miss him, you have to start thinking about what you have to do to go out and win ball games.”

Edelman added: “We’re wishing him the best. That’s a tough thing. Not just for football but for life. My love and prayers are all going towards him. I got to spend a little time with him. I thought he was a great guy. I thought he was a great teammate. I hope he can get right.”

The Patriots wide receiver changed his social media avatars to a Gordon No. 10 jersey in support of his former teammate.

New England missed Gordon offensively Sunday, as the offense passed for just 126 yards. Edelman and Cordarrelle Patterson were the only two receivers to get targeted in the game, as Edelman finished with 10 and Patterson two.

Edelman finished the game with six catches for 70 yards and a touchdown. 

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