New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman is reportedly facing a four-game NFL suspension for a violation of the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances.
The California native is also one of the New England players to showcase his work with Alex Guerrero, the personal trainer of quarterback Tom Brady.
In December, Bob Hohler of the Boston Globe reported Patriots head coach Bill Belichick stripped Guerrero of his special team privileges, meaning he could no longer travel on the team jet, be on the sideline during games or treat players other than Brady at Gillette Stadium.
If the suspension is upheld, Edelman would miss games against the Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars, Detroit Lions and Miami Dolphins. He’d be eligible to return for the team’s Week 5 clash with the Indianapolis Colts.
Former Chiefs All Pro Jamaal Charles will visit New Orleans on Wednesday, Around The NFL ‘s Herbie Teope reported, via a source informed of the situation. ESPN first had the news.
If we work anyone out here in the next few days, it would be just to see what kind of shape they’re in, see how they’re doing, coach Sean Payton told reporters Tuesday. It doesn’t preclude us from signing anyone, but it’s pretty normal.
Fellow veteran Tim Hightower, who last played for Payton’s club in 2016, is also on the Saints ‘ radar. The 32-year-old is participating in minicamp on a tryout basis this week.
Charles, 31, has been an afterthought in free agency after rushing for 296 yards on 69 carries (4.3 yards per carry) in 2017. Although he flashed promising playmaking ability in September, his role diminished over the next three months as Denver’s season descended into deep disappointment.