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Julian Edelman wants to go “full throttle” Saturday

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FOXBORO, MA - NOVEMBER 08: Julian Edelman #11 of the New England Patriots carries the ball against the Washington Redskins at Gillette Stadium on November 8, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

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Wide receiver Julian Edelman hasn’t played in a game for the Patriots since Week 10 due to a broken bone in his foot, but his absence from the lineup is expected to come to an end against the Chiefs this weekend.

The Patriots didn’t put Edelman on injured reserve in hopes of having him on the field in the playoffs and he has been practicing for a month to build his surgically repaired foot up for this weekend. Edelman said Monday that the pace of the rehab hasn’t always been to his liking, but it was necessary to keep him from making the foot injury any worse. Those concerns will go by the wayside once Edelman is back in a game, however.

“Oh yeah, definitely. I’m kind of my worst enemy when it comes to that. I try to push things,” Edelman said, via the Providence Journal. “We’ve had our staff work with me to keep me from hurting myself. I think we’ve handled it pretty decent. ... I want to go full throttle regardless. So, if it goes, it goes.”

The Patriots would surely prefer that it doesn’t go because their offense has missed Edelman a great deal over the last two months.