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Jeff Howe: "Optimism is very high" that Patriots WR Julian Edelman will be ready for the start of training camp

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The Boston Herald's beat writer spoke with CSNNE about Edelman and his recent foot surgery.

Last week, it was reported that New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman underwent surgery this offseason to re-insert a screw into the foot he broke during last year's regular season game against the New York Giants. Today, the Boston Herald's Jeff Howe joined CSNNE to talk about Edelman's injury and recovery situation.

Howe said that doctors have found a "very small crack" in Edelman's foot within the last couple of weeks that forced them to insert the aforementioned screw. The procedure apperently went well, as Howe stated that the people he has spoken to are "very, very confident" that the wideout will be ready to be on the field on the first day of training camp in late July.

This is certainly good news for both Edelman and the Patriots. After all, the 29-year old is New England's undisputed number one wide receiver, and the team's most experienced as well. Having him available for camp adds an additional element of stability given that fellow wideout Danny Amendola also recently underwent surgery and could be a candidate for the physically unable to perform-list.