FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Defensive end Rob Ninkovich, who has played in 125 straight games (including playoffs) since joining the New England Patriots in 2009, tore his triceps in Tuesday’s scrimmage against the Saints, according to several reports. said that although the muscle is torn, the tendon is not. That means Ninkovich will rehab the injury rather than undergo surgery and possibly return in October.

Ninkovich has been an effective pass-rusher with 46 sacks (including playoffs) over the past seven seasons. He had 6.5 sacks last season.

Ninkovich, 32, left Tuesday’s full-pads practice under his own power while shaking his head in frustration as he walked to the locker room.

n Receiver Julian Edelman left practice early as well. According to reports, he appeared to injure his left foot in one-on-one drills about midway through practice. He was visibly upset, flinging his helmet and gingerly walking over to a cart to get examined by a trainer.

After several minutes, he walked off the field and into the locker room under his own power. The reports say Edelman’s injury isn’t serious, and it is unclear how much time he will miss, if any.

HALL OF FAME: Several fans who traveled to Canton, Ohio, for the Hall of Fame game that was canceled on Sunday night because of poor field conditions are planning to sue the NFL and the Hall.

Attorney Michael Avenatti, who represented ticket holders for the 2011 Super Bowl who wound up without seats in Dallas, told the Associated Press that no fewer than 20 individuals have approached him about a class-action lawsuit. He said his firm has fielded another 10 calls about seeking further reimbursements, including travel expenses.

Avenatti said his clients are from a variety of states, including Wisconsin and Indiana, who came to see the Packers play the Colts.

The game was canceled after paint congealed and hardened on portions of the field at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium.

Avenatti said he did not say where the suit would be filed.

The NFL said it would not comment on a “planned lawsuit.” The Hall of Fame also said it would have no comment.

GIANTS: Victor Cruz may have to wait a little longer to play in a game.

The wide receiver, who missed all of last season with a calf injury and has been limited to six regular-season games in the last two years, is looking iffy for the Giants’ preseason opener against the Miami Dolphins after sustaining a groin injury in practice.

Coach Ben McAdoo was taking a wait-and-see approach when asked whether the seventh-year receiver who was once one of the NFL’s biggest playmakers would play on Friday night at MetLife Stadium.

BRONCOS: Gary Kubiak was expected to announce his starting quarterback Tuesday morning for the preseason opener. The Broncos’ coach instead dragged out the drama another 24 hours.

Kubiak and his staff are deliberating whether veteran Mark Sanchez or Trevor Siemian will start at Chicago on Thursday night, with a decision now expected Wednesday.

JAGUARS: Offensive lineman Josh Wells broke his right thumb in practice Monday and will have surgery Thursday.

The Jaguars already are without backup center/guard Luke Bowanko, who is on the physically unable to perform list with a hip injury. Center Brandon Linder (groin) and left tackle Kelvin Beachum (knee) also are sidelined but should return soon.

JETS: The Jets activated defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson from the physically unable to perform list after he missed the start of training camp while rehabilitating from a broken leg.

COLTS: The Colts will be without starting defensive end Kendall Langford for three to four weeks after having arthroscopic surgery on his injured knee.