Julian Edelman won’t go any further with his fight for the suspension. He decided to put down the sword and forget everything about the battle.
Tom Pelissero of the NFL network said that Julian Edelman won’t follow the footsteps of Tom Brady and bring his four-game suspension to federal court. Yes, the receiver will sit out the first four games of this season.
“Patriots WR Julian Edelman won’t follow Tom Brady into federal court after an arbitrator recently upheld his PED suspension. Edelman decided not to sue the league, per source — he’ll focus his energy on football and preparing for Week 5 return. Ready to compete, on the field,” Pelissero tweeted.
Edelman was suspended after testing positive for PEDs. He appealed the suspension, but his appeal efforts went down the hill. Edelman will return in Week 5 when the New England Patriots host the Indianapolis Colts.
The receiver is allowed to practice and join the team during the training camp. He will also play in the preseason. Once the Pats conclude the exhibition season with the finale against the Giants, Julian Edelman will be told to stay out of the team facility.
We’re looking forward to see if things change with how he Handles the preseason. If the Pats are convinced that Tom Brady is in sync with the new receivers in Foxboro, Edelman will probably end the season in a sad way.
Edelman also suffered from a torn ACL. This kept him out of the entire season, and he will sure have to work enough to shake off the rust.
Let’s focus on the timing of Edelman’s return. The game with the Colts is set on Thursday night, and there won’t be much contact in practice that week. Edelman’s first feel for contact will be during the kickoff.
Let’s hope that everything works well for him.