Julian Edelman returning highlights positive news from Patriots practice

Ryan Hannable
August 19, 2019 - 2:40 pm

FOXBORO -- The Patriots returned to the practice field Monday at Gillette Stadium and with that came some good news.

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It was headlined by Julian Edelman returning after being on NFI since training camp opened with a thumb injury. The wide receiver was in pads and appeared ready to participate in full. In addition, after suffering injuries last week and missing last Thursday in Nashville, Maurice Harris, Phillip Dorsett and N'Keal Harry all returned. It's unclear how much they will do, since training camp access is over, but all three were on the field in pads.

Other wide receivers -- Josh Gordon, Demaryius Thomas and Cameron Meredith -- were present, but not in uniform indicating they are still on NFI (Gordon) and PUP (Meredith and Thomas).

In addition, tight end Matt LaCosse was back after suffering an ankle injury against the Lions and missing all last week.

It wasn't all good news, as defensive ends Shilique Calhoun and Derek Rivers weren’t spotted. They were both injured against the Lions.

The Patriots will practice again Tuesday before Thursday's third preseason game.

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