Julian Edelman is back.
The Patriots' best wide receiver, who underwent a minor corrective foot surgery back in May and started the training camp on the physically unable to perform list alongside six of his of his teammates, returned to the practice field in pads Sunday, according to multiple reporters attending practice.
NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport confirmed Edelman was taken off PUP, which was earlier than expected.
Edelman did not take part in the team's scrimmage. Edelman broke his foot back in November, a massive setback for a Patriots team that seemed destined to storm back into the playoffs and return to the Super Bowl. Edelman caught 61 balls for 692 yards and seven scores over nine games a year ago.