Patriots WRs Edelman, Thomas return to practice

Field Level Media

August 19, 2019 at 7:17 pm.

New England wide receivers Julian Edelman and Demaryius Thomas returned to the practice field Monday.

Edelman has been on the non-football injury list with a broken left thumb suffered this offseason, while Thomas has been on the physically unable to perform list while recuperating from a torn Achilles.

ESPN reported that both veterans participated in warm-ups during the portion of Monday’s practice that was open to media members.

Edelman, 33, caught 74 passes for 850 yards and six touchdowns in the 2018 regular season and was the MVP of the Super Bowl LIII win against the Los Angeles Rams.

Thomas, 31, split last season between the Denver Broncos and Houston Texans. He registered a combined 59 receptions for 677 yards and five scores before getting hurt in Week 16 at Philadelphia.

A four-time Pro Bowl selection with Denver, Thomas signed a one-year, $2.9 million contract with New England in April.

This is the latest good news for the Pats’ receiving corps, following the NFL’s conditional reinstatement last week of Josh Gordon.