New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman has been taken off the PUP list and practiced with the team on Sunday for the first time since undergoing off-season foot surgery, according to ESPN.
Edelman sustained a broken bone in his left foot in November, and was sidelined until January when he played in both of the Patriots’ playoff games. In nine games last season, Edelman caught 61 passes for 692 yards and seven touchdowns.
He did not fully participate in Sunday’s practice, mostly working on the side with suspended quarterback Tom Brady.
“It feels good. To get out there and get to see the fellas in pads, that’s the fun thing about this time of the year,” Edelman said. “Any time you can go out and put pads on and practice before the season, I think it's a good sign.”
The seven-year veteran has logged 327 receptions, 3,434 yards and 21 touchdowns for the Patriots over his career, and will likely be the Patriots top receiver this season.
The Patriots begin their 2016 campaign on Sept. 11 against the Arizona Cardinals.