Edelman's appeal was largely centered around the fact that the substance for which he tested positive was not recognized by the league's testers. Thus, he was believed to have somewhat of a shot of succeeding. However, the league's ruling has been upheld and the veteran pass-catcher will be forced to miss the first four games of the season. He is returning from a torn ACL suffered last preseason, but his regular participation throughout the Patriots' offseason program, OTAs and minicamp suggest he is on track for a healthy start to the year. Chris Hogan now figures to be the team's temporary No. 1 receiver for the first four games of the season, while Jordan Matthews (knee), Malcolm Mitchell (knee), Phillip Dorsett, Kenny Britt (hamstring), and Cordarrelle Patterson will all presumably compete for snaps.