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Patriots coach Bill Belichick still won’t discuss Edelman’s possible concussion

New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick still wouldn’t say whether wide receiver Julian Edelman was tested for a concussion during the Super Bowl, even while owners passed a new rule Tuesday that might have taken Edelman out of the game had it been in place last season.

The rule will give independent medical spotters the ability to stop the game to have a player screened for a concussion.

Edelman caught the game-winning touchdown after he was decked by Seattle safety Kam Chancellor earlier in the fourth quarter. A reporter in the press box heard the spotter calling for Edelman to be evaluated, but Edelman played the rest of the game.

Asked Tuesday whether Edelman had been checked for a concussion, Belichick said: “You’d have to talk to the medical people. I was coaching the game.”

Belichick didn’t share an opinion on the proposal, saying he’d have to look at it.