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Julian Edelman says he feels better than he has in weeks heading into Titans game

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The health of Julian Edelman could be one of the main reasons the New England Patriots struggled on offense during the regular season, but the star receiver insists his health is trending in the right direction ahead of the biggest game of the year.

Edelman has been dealing with knee and shoulder injuries in recent weeks, and reports have claimed both are significant. However, he told WEEI’s “The Greg Hill Show” on Thursday that his health will not be a factor on Saturday night against the Tennessee Titans. In fact, Edelman says he feels better now than he has in weeks.

“I feel good, and that’s that,” Edelman said, as transcribed by Darren Hartwell of NBC Sports Boston. “I feel better than I have in the last few weeks, and I feel good enough to go out and compete at a high level.”

Edelman did not miss a game during the regular season and caught an impressive 100 passes for 1,117 yards and six touchdowns. He had just 10 total catches over the final three games, however, and his injuries were almost certainly a factor.

Despite all that, Edelman has made it clear he is tired of talking about how banged up he is. He and Brady have continued to downplay their injuries all season, but it has been a while since both players looked 100 percent healthy. If that changes in the postseason, they have a chance to make a run. If not, they may not advance past Tennessee.


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