Patriots training camp is set to begin this Thursday, Rookies (and Tom Brady) have already reported.
According to report, two key players are beginning camp on the PUP list: LB Dont’a Hightower and DL Alan Branch
Source: Patriots DT Alan Branch and LB Dont'a Hightower will begin training camp on the PUP list.
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According to Mike Reiss, Dont’a Hightower was present for voluntary work in the Spring, but didn’t practice. Hightower had right shoulder surgery after ’14 season. He had a harness on opposite shoulder for SB51 according to Mike Giardi of CSNNE.
Alan Branch was lone player not present for voluntary work. When Alan Branch showed up for mandatory minicamp, the Patriots kept him off practice field with team. Branch worked off to the side.
Both players can be activated at any time during camp. We will keep you updated as to the latest on Hightower and also Branch