The Patriots’ PUP list now sits at 9 players, after tackle Trent Brown and linebacker Kyle Van Noy were added on Tuesday. The moves were first reported by ESPN’s Field Yates.
No details were given for either injury. Brown and Van Noy will still count against the 90-man roster, but cannot practice until they are activated. That activation can happen any time before roster cuts are made – if they’re still on PUP at that point they’d have to miss at least the first six weeks of the season.
Brown and Van Noy join quarterback Jarrett Stidham, tight end Dalton Keene, defensive lineman Byron Cowart, linebackers Chase Winovich and Terez Hall, cornerback Stephon Gilmore, and special teams ace Brandon King on PUP. In addition, rookies Rhamondre Stevenson, Cam McGrone, and Joshuah Bledsoe are all on the non-football injury list, a similar designation often used for first-year players. They can also be activated at any time.
On top of not having those 12 players, the Patriots are also expected to be without Devin Asiasi for the start of camp. The second-year tight end tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently quarantine, as first reported on Wednesday.
The first practice of training camp will be Wednesday morning at 9:45 a.m.. Bill Belichick is expected to speak with the media beforehand.
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