Patriots rule out Julian Edelman, Rob Gronkowski is questionable

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman practiced for the first time since breaking his left foot against the New York Giants. He's ruled out for Sunday night's game against the Houston Texans, though. Edelman is expected back later this season or for the playoffs. "It's always good to be out there with your teammates and staff and put the cleats on and run around," said Edelman, who had surgery. "I'd like to be back as soon as I can, but doing it safely and smart and just trying to improve each day." Meanwhile, tight end Rob Gronkowski is questionable and was limited for the second time.

"I'm doing everything I can to get better every single day, and it feels good to be back with my teammates -- just mentally and physically to be back with them out on the practice field," Gronkowski said.

Follow me on Twitter: @AaronWilson_NFL Aaron Wilson covers the Texans for The Houston Chronicle.
Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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