Julian Edelman (knee) returns to Patriots practice

The New England Patriots designated wide receiver Julian Edelman (knee) to return from injured reserve.

What It Means:

Edelman practiced on Wednesday for the first time since landing on injured reserve after Week 7. Patriots head coach Bill Belichick called Edelman "day-to-day," so the veteran wideout may be able to return for Sunday's matchup against the Miami Dolphins. Edelman averaged 7.2 targets over the first month of the season but will likely have a reduced role down the stretch.

In four games since N'Keal Harry returned to the Patriots' lineup, Damiere Byrd has led the offense with a 26.4 percent target share. Jakobi Meyers is second (20.9) and Harry is third (17.6 percent). The Patriots face a Miami Dolphins defense in Week 15 that ranks 20th in FanDuel points allowed per game to the wide receiver position this season.