Patriots’ Julian Edelman leaves stadium in boot, on crutchesThe Patriots have lost Julian Edelman for the rest of the season. Now Julian Edelman is out for the season. Edelman is a good player for the Patriots, and Edelman was a scoring threat not only on the offense but the special teams as well. At the start of the season some thought the Patriots were going to try to phase out Welker for Edelman, but as the season went on the Patriots used Welker more, and Edelman when Edelman was able to play and he added another weapon for Brady. Edelman is also the Patriots’ primary punt returner and is having a good season, averaging 15.5 yards a return, and he plays on the Patriots’ kick coverage units as well. WBZ in Boston reports that Edelman has a broken foot that will require surgery, and he is likely to be placed on injured reserve, which would end his season. Like all teams, the Patriots try to build depth.