News just broke that Julian Edelman has been given four extra games by the NFL to rehab his torn ACL that he suffered in the preseason last year against the Lions. Unfortunately, this extra rehab was mandated by the NFL because supposedly Edelman tested positive for PED’s, even though he has taken “hundreds of tests” and has yet to show a positive result for any banned substance. I hope that Edelman takes the Brady route, and even though he knows he is innocent, just take this as an opportunity to come back healthier, and with an even bigger chip on his shoulder heading into the 2018-19 season.
Patriots WR Julian Edelman is facing a four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s performance enhancing substances policy, league sources tell @FieldYates and me. Suspension is under appeal.
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— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 7, 2018
As if the extra rehab isn’t a spinzone within itself, the Patriots have a shit load of new receivers that are just going to get that much more work with Tom in the time that Julian misses, including Jules 2.0, Braxton Berrios, the rookie from Miami.
— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) June 7, 2018
This is only a minor setback, for a MAJOR comeback for Edelman, and this suspension is already under appeal, so nothing is even final yet. I love my guy Jules and I won’t turn my back on him for something as small as possibly taking a banned substance to help in his recovery process for a torn ACL.
My only concern is that Alex Guerrero, and the TB12 facility, is not responsible for this because that would just be bad bad bad news for the brand, and Brady in general. Pliability, not PED’s!!!!!