Robert Edwards Finally Returns to Practice

Patriots and former Georgia running back Robert Edwards practiced yesterday after missing most of camp with a groin pull. If Edwards can stay healthy, he can re-join the competition for the starting running back job.

From The Patriots wrapped up their second session on Monday with a low-key workout in helmets and shoulder pads that featured extensive work on the passing game, and the return of Robert Edwards, who participated fully in the workout after being sidelined for most of camp with a groin pull.

Edwards took his spot in the passing drills as the running backs and tight ends went 1-on-1 with the linebackers and safeties. Edwards came out of the backfield on his first chance, raced to the left flat and caught a pass from Drew Bledsoe in stride. As he turned to head up field, he received a nice round of applause from the couple hundred fans in attendance.

The offense finally got something going when Damon Huard tossed a reverse screen to Antowain Smith, who waltzed into the end zone untouched after the defense was completely caught off guard. Edwards got a couple of carries during the drill and lost his footing on one, falling awkwardly to the turf. He sprang back to his feet quickly, though, and was replaced by J.R. Redmond.

Full Photo Caption: Robert Edwards runs a route during minicamp in June. Photo: David

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