A source described Edelman’s thumb injury to Ian Rapoport as being “mild trauma.”
It would not be surprising to see the Patriots place him on an injured list at some point until he’s ready to go.
Edelman, 32, is a former seventh-round pick of the Patriots back in 2009. He was entering the final year of his four-year, $17 million contract when the Patriots to a two-year extension worth up to $18 million this past May.
In 2018, Edelman appeared in 12 games for the Patriots and caught 74 passes for 850 yards receiving and six touchdowns. He also added 107 rushing yards and 154 punt return yards for New England. Pro Football Focus had him rated as the No. 14 receiver out of 117 qualifying players.