Patriots WR Julian Edelman out three weeks with thumb injury

New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman will miss about three weeks due to a thumb injury, per Adam Schefter and Field Yates of ESPN.

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Edelman held his youth camp over the weekend and was wearing a brace over his thumb. Schefter points out it is unclear if he suffered a break or sprain of his thumb while catching a pass. In any event, Edelman will miss some time and there's a good chance he will not play in the Patriots' preseason opener on August 8th against the Detroit Lions, though he may not have played even if he was healthy, as starters tend to see very little playing time in the first preseason game. With Edelman out, Schefter and Yates expect more practice reps for receivers such as first-round pick N'Keal Harry, Phillip Dorsett, Braxton Berrios, Dontrelle Inman and Maurice Harris.

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