Patriots' Julian Edelman Loses Appeal of Suspension - NECN

Patriots' Julian Edelman Loses Appeal of Suspension

The Patriots' wide receiver could make his 2018 debut Oct. 4 against Indianapolis

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    NFL Confirms Julian Edelman Must Serve 4-Game Suspension

    New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman will miss the first four games of the 2018 season for violating NFL policy on performance-enhancing substances.

    (Published Wednesday, July 4, 2018)

    New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman will miss the first four games of the 2018 season for violating NFL policy on performance-enhancing substances.

    NFL officials confirmed Tuesday that Edelman would be suspended without pay for the Patriots' first four regular-season games. ESPN had reported last month that Edelman was facing a four-game suspension.

    In a statement, Edelman has apologized, saying "I don't know what happened."

    Edelman, 32, missed the 2017 season with a torn right anterior cruciate ligament. He had 98 receptions in 2016, the third time in a four-year stretch that he caught over 90 passes.

    Brady Posts Workout Video With Edelman

    [NECN] Brady Posts Workout Video With Edelman

    The New England Patriots quarterback took to Instagram on Sunday morning, posting a 1-minute video featuring clips of him and Julian Edelman running routes together.

    (Published Sunday, June 24, 2018)

    Edelman will miss a home game against Houston, trips to Jacksonville and Detroit, plus a home game against Miami.

    He will be eligible to return to the Patriots' active roster on Oct. 1, enabling him to make his 2018 debut Oct. 4 against Indianapolis.

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