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Report: Pats expected to put Edelman on IR, would miss at least three games

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The New England Patriots will be without Julian Edelman for Sunday's Week 8 game against the Buffalo Bills, and it might not be the only matchup the veteran wide receiver misses in the near future.

UPDATE (Saturday, Oct. 31 at 6:10 p.m. ET): The Patriots have officially placed Edelman on injured reserve.

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NFL Media's Ian Rapoport reported Saturday that the Patriots are expected to put Edelman on injured reserve. A player placed on injured reserve must miss at least three games.

Edelman reportedly underwent a knee procedure Thursday. 

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Patriots head coach Bill Belichick was asked Friday about Edelman's injury, and he said, "I don't think this is a season-ending situation."

Edelman leads the Patriots with 21 receptions and 315 receiving yards through six games.

The Patriots also ruled out second-year wideout N'Keal Harry for Sunday's game. The 2019 first-round draft pick is dealing with a concussion. It's unknown when Harry will return to the lineup.