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New England Patriots Julian Edelman still free of walking boot

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Here’s another minicamp update on New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman. After suffering a setback last month on the right foot that he broke in the regular season, Edelman needed to be placed in a walking boot. If you recall, he broke his foot against the Miami Dolphins in early December and had to be placed on the injured reserve. Health has long been an issue for Edelman, which is why he received very little interest in free agency this offseason, as only the New York Giants worked him out. Edelman returned to the Patriots on a one-year deal, which is filled with injury-related incentives.

It was initially reported that Julian Edelman shed his walking boot on Tuesday, and WEEI’s Christopher Price confirms to us that Edelman is indeed getting better. Per Price, Edelman was seen yesterday free of the walking boot on his right foot. Not only that, but Edelman was once again able to work out despite once again not being able to practice due to the foot injury.

It is of the utmost importance for Edelman to get healthy as soon as possible, because he is right on the roster bubble and competing for a spot with new receivers like Lavelle Hawkins and Michael Jenkins. Edelman should be able to make the 53-man, but the fact that he is injured is obviously not helping his cause.

Price reports that Edelman was able to catch passes and worked out with a member of the support staff, but obviously the big news is that Edelman has shed the walking boot.

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