Julian Edelman cuts and accelerates early in Patriots practice

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman, who hasn't played since breaking a bone in his left foot Nov. 15 but is expected to be ready for Saturday's divisional-round playoff game against the Kansas City Chiefs, looked quick early in Monday's practice.

Players returned to work Monday after having the weekend off, and were on the field for an early-afternoon practice. Every player except for special teams standout Nate Ebner -- who was spotted last week with his arm in a right cast -- was present at the practice. Ebner is believed to be dealing with a ligament issue, but hopes to be available Saturday.

Meanwhile, quarterback Tom Brady didn't appear to be limited by his right ankle sprain at practice, dropping back to pass in warmups with no noticeable limp.

Starting offensive tackle Sebastian Vollmer, who sprained his left ankle Dec. 27 and hasn't played since, tested his injury as well.