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NFL notes: Patriots' Julian Edelman out for season because of knee injury

NFL notes: Patriots' Julian Edelman out for season because of knee injury

New England Patriots star wide receiver Julian Edelman will miss the 2017 season after tearing the ACL in his right knee during an exhibition game.

The Patriots announced Saturday that Edelman, Tom Brady's favorite target and one of the NFL's most clutch receivers, would be sidelined all season after the non-contact injury in the first quarter of Friday night's preseason game at Detroit.

The 31-year-old Edelman headed downfield after a catch and when he planted his right foot into the turf, he tore the ligament.

Edelman, whose spectacular fourth-quarter reception helped the Patriots' record comeback win in the Super Bowl in February, signed a two-year contract...

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