The Patriots are starting training camp with a big contingent on the Physically Unable to Perform list.
Starting receivers Danny Amendola and Julian Edelman, starting running back Dion Lewis, starting tackle Sebastian Vollmer and starting guards Tre Jackson and Shaquille Mason are all on PUP.
That’s probably not a reason to be concerned, however. Players often open camp on PUP if they’re recovering from even minor injuries, and many players who open camp on PUP are ready to go before the start of the preseason.
It’s likely that all six starters will be on the field for Week One. If there’s a concern in New England, it’s that Tom Brady won’t be joining them.