The New England Patriots were dealt their biggest hurdle of the preseason when Julian Edelman was carted off the field last week with a season-ending knee injury.
But the focus remains high for the Super Bowl champions several days before the coaching staff must pare down the roster to the 53-man limit for the regular season.
Veteran receiver Danny Amendola said he expects Edelman to still be present among his teammates even if he can't play.
"He'll be around," said Amendola, one of Edelman's best friends. "He's a leader on this team, and we're going to miss him on the field. He's one of the strongest people I know. He'll be better for it."...