Encouraging News on Julian Edelman's Rib Injury: ‘He'll Be Good'

It appears Patriots fans can breathe a sigh of relief when it comes to Julian Edelman.

After X-rays on the rib injury that forced him out of Sunday's game against the Jets came back negative, the wideout was scheduled to have a follow-up MRI to rule out damage to his rib cartilage Monday - but according to the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, there's good news on the injury front.

There's still two days until the team's first injury report of the week and six days until the Patriots face the Bills in Buffalo -- but this is definitely good news for an offense that needs Edelman on the field.

Edelman finished Sunday's game with a game-high seven receptions for 62 yards and a touchdown, and he leads New England in receptions (17), targets (25), and receiving yards (196) this season.

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