The New England Patriots will take on the Buffalo
Bills, and Julian Edelman will help them win. The Patriots wide receiver left
the game against the Jets due to a chest injury, but he was active in practice.
NFL Network’s Michael Giardi reported that Edelman will play in Buffalo.
Although he was injured, Edelman was “crazy” during practices.
“Jules is crazy, though,”
safety Devin McCourty said Wednesday. “He’s one of the toughest guys I’ve ever
played with, so you never count him out. I mean, he was saying that Sunday. He
was saying he’s going to get as good as he can and do whatever he has to do, so
I’m not surprised by anything he does. Since I’ve gotten here in 2010, he’s
always been a tough guy. Even the years he’s been on (injured reserve) and you
knew he wasn’t coming back, if you see him in the locker room or working out,
you would swear he was coming back for the playoffs or something. So, he’s
always been a tough guy.”
Tom Brady shares the same opinion.
said after the game, he’s as tough as they come,” he said. “He’s faced a lot.
You know, he’s a very, very tough guy. He’ll do everything he can to get ready
to go. Certainly, when he’s out there, it’s a big boost for our offense. He
just does so many things for us and he’s so dependable, consistent – he’s a
great player. When he’s not out there, it’s definitely noticeable for all of
us. Hopefully, he can make it, and if he can’t, the other guys have got to fill
in and do the best job they can do. So, you’ve just got to prepare for both.”
Facing problems with the receiver unit isn’t easy, but
the Patriots can do that all.
definitely a challenging situation that we’re facing with depth and so forth,”
Brady said of the receiver unit. “We’re
going on the road against a very good defensive football team. Any time you’re
dealing with injuries and lack of depth at certain positions, we’re going to
try to figure out how to produce yards and points. Any time you lose great
players, it definitely takes a hit to your offense.”