Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Edelman's practice work lauded
By Mike Reiss
For the second time in a month, receiver/defensive back/returner Julian Edelman's work in playing Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow was recognized by the coaching staff.
Edelman today was named one of the team's practice players of the week, which the coaching staff gives to players who are deemed to have best prepared the club leading up to a victory. Those players wear a black jersey in practice that week.
Prior to the Dec. 18 game against the Broncos, Edelman ran the option in practice in the role of Tebow. He did it again last week. Both times, the coaching staff named him a practice player of the week.
Overall, Edelman has earned three black jerseys.
In addition to Edelman, veteran defensive back Nate Jones, rookie defensive end/linebacker Markell Carter (team-high eighth), receiver/safety Matthew Slater and linebacker Dane Fletcher also were practice players of the week.
The updated tabulations of practice players of the week: