As of Oct. 1 at 12 a.m. ET, the New England Patriots officially added another weapon to their offensive arsenal. Wide receiver Julian Edelman’s suspension for violating the NFL’s performance-enhancing drug policy ended at midnight. He now can return to Gillette Stadium, practice and talk football with players and coaches.
Edelman will return atop a Patriots wide receiver depth chart that also includes Hogan, Dorsett, Gordon and Patterson. Hogan, Dorsett and Patterson are most likely to see their snaps decrease with Edelman back in the fold. Gordon played 18 snaps in his Patriots debut Sunday, but his work figures to increase as he gets more comfortable in the offense.