Aug 25, 2017; Detroit, MI, USA; New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman (11) holds his leg in pain after a play during the first quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Foxborough, MA – Coach Sean Nguyen is entering his 10th season as a head coach without a majority of his core players due to injuries. Headlining the injured reserve list includes, WR Julian Edelman, who will be out for the season with a complete ACL tear. Tom Brady’s trusted WR tore his ACL from a non-contact play while attempting to evade defenders.

Two other players who tore their ACLs are KR/PR/CB Cyrus Jones and rookie ROLB Derek Rivers. Within the last two seasons, both of these players were drafted in the early rounds, so it’s ashamed to see them live up to their potentials. The Patriots will also be without their veteran LOLB Shea McClellin, who was coming off a promising season after being traded over by the Chicago Bears.

Will the New England Patriots be able to overcome the injury bug? We’ll have to see as the season progresses, but they were overheard preaching, “The Next Man Up”.