Patriots place three on PUP list-- Tue Jul 23 8:00 am --
Gronkowski, Edelman, Ballard
The Patriots have several players who won't be ready to practice when training camp begins on Friday. They are: TE Rob Gronkowski, Julian Edelman and TE Jake Ballard. By being placed on the PUP or non-football injury/illness lists, the players cannot practice with their teammates but can work out with the team's trainers at camp. They can be removed from the lists at any time during training camp. (Boston Globe)
FF Today's Take:Gronkowski is five weeks past his back surgery. He is questionable for Week 1. Edelman is rehabbing a foot injury and could have a significant role in the Patriots offense if he's able to stay on the field this season. Ballard is rehabbing from a torn ACL and isn't deserving of the hype he's received this off-season as a sleeper fantasy TE.