Patriots WRs Julian Edelman, Mohamed Sanu both expected to play on Sunday vs. Chiefs
The New England Patriots have had their fair share of struggles moving the ball and the last thing they need is injuries to remove playmakers from their offense. Luckily for them, both Julian Edelman and Mohamed Sanu are expected to play on Sunday versus the Kansas City Chiefs, per Ian Rapoport.
#Patriots WR Julian Edelman (shoulder) and WR Mohamed Sanu (ankle) are both expected to play today, sources say, They are in a good spot.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 8, 2019
For over a month, Edelman has been making an appearance on New England’s injury report. First, it was a rib injury, and now the veteran pass-catcher has been nursing a shoulder injury.
Nevertheless, Edelman hasn’t missed any games and is having one of the best years of his career. In 12 games, Edelman has managed to catch 82 passes for 915 yards and five touchdowns.
Given those numbers, Edelman is on pace to complete the season with 109 receptions, 1,220 yards, and nearly seven touchdowns. That is assuming that Tom Brady’s favorite target doesn’t sit out later in the season.
Last week, Sanu returned to the offense but was extremely limited in his time on the field. As a matter of fact, Sanu only saw 19 offensive snaps against the Houston Texans. That was easily the fewest he’s seen since joining the Patriots in Week 8.
Ever since he was traded to New England, Sanu has been unable to carve out a consistent role in the offense. But with him getting back to health, the Patriots might be able to begin using him in various ways moving forward.