Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman is one of two players on New England’s injured reserve list eligible to return to practice and play this week.

Patriots rookie reserve offensive tackle Justin Herron (ankle) also can return to practice and play Sunday against the Houston Texans.

Edelman underwent a procedure on his knee on Oct. 29 and was placed on IR on Halloween. Based on an update head coach Bill Belichick provided Wednesday, Edelman and Herron could be back in the mix soon.