Julian Edelman. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- Patriots are coming off a big win and, good news, they arrived to work this morning with an extra two-time thousand-yard receiver!
That's right, Julian Edelman's four-game suspension for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing drugs is over. He's allowed back inside Gillette today, and his buddy Tom Brady's excited.
"It'll be great to have him," Brady said. "We haven't seen him in four weeks, but I know he'll be ready. It's a short week, so I'm sure he'll be in here and be ready to go. Everyone loves Jules and loves having him back."
Edelman can actually talk to teammates and coaches again, so that's nice. And, huge for an offense that finally started to click against the Dolphins. Brady completed passes to seven teammates, including touchdowns to receivers Phillip Dorsett and Cordarrelle Patterson, and Josh Gordon already appears to be building a rapport with Brady.
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Edelman's obviously a trusted target of Brady's, but his return will also help in the event Rob Gronkowski's unable to play this week. He left yesterday's win with an ankle injury, but it's possible that was more precautionary since it was a blowout.
Plus, Chris Hogan's been quiet--8 catches for 109 yards through four games.
Edelman missed all of last season with a torn ACL. He hasn't played a game that's counted since that Super Bowl comeback over the Falcons-- in February 2017.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Adam Kaufman (@AdamMKaufman) reports