Patriots' Julian Edelman carted off with apparent right knee injury

The New England Patriots, as many teams do, use their third preseason game as the longest tune-up of the exhibition schedule for their projected starters. Just five plays into the game, Brady threw a quick strike to Edelman on second-and-3, and while running after the catch, Edelman planted his right leg and quickly pulled the leg up, going to the turf after an 18-yard gain. New England WR Julian Edelman, center, left Friday night’s game against the Detroit Lions during the Patriots’ opening possession.