Julian Edelman reportedly to open training camp on NFI with thumb injury

Ryan Hannable
July 24, 2019 - 4:28 pm

Julian Edelman won't be on the field with the rest of the Patriots Thursday morning when training camp begins, and the team has made a paperwork move to account for it.

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According to ESPN's Field Yates, Edelman has been placed on NFI (non-football injury list) due to his reported thumb injury, but this doesn't mean much at all because he can come off the list at any time during training camp and the preseason. The wide out reportedly will be out at least three weeks.

This isn't viewed as much of an issue given Edelman's experience with Tom Brady. It could open the door for another wide out to emerge with more reps.

The wide receiver depth chart currently has: Julian Edelman, N'Keal Harry, Demaryius Thomas, Phillip Dorsett, Maurice Harris, Braxton Berrios, Damoun Patterson, Ryan Davis, Jakobi Meyers and Gunner Olszewski.

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