Aaron Dobson, Tommy Kelly to start camp on PUP list


The Patriots lost defensive tackle Tommy Kelly to a torn ACL early last season and it looks like they’ll wait a little bit longer before letting him cut loose in a full training camp practice.

Field Yates of ESPNBoston.com reports that Kelly is one of five players who will start training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list. Wide receiver Aaron Dobson, whose return from foot surgery was generating optimism he’d be ready on day one, is also headed to the list along with cornerback Alfonzo Dennard, special teams ace Matt Slater and rookie wide receiver Jeremy Gallon.

You’ll likely notice that neither tight end Rob Gronkowski nor defensive tackle Vince Wilfork are on that list, although they could still be given the designation at any point before taking part in a practice.

Yates also reports that first-round pick Dominique Easley will start his first camp on the Non-Football Injury list after tearing his ACL at Florida last season. Running back Roy Finch, linebacker Deontae Skinner and tackle Chris Martin are also headed to the NFL list. Those players and the ones on the PUP list can be activated at any point in camp.

11 responses to “Aaron Dobson, Tommy Kelly to start camp on PUP list

  1. Dobson is going to make a significant impact this year – the Pats are just being cautious. I expect big things, and I think he makes that “2nd year leap” we’ve all been waiting for (Since Chad Jackson LOL)

  2. NE is easily the thinnest team in the league. Without the incredible Brady, this is a Top 5 team every year– in the NFL draft.

  3. Great news not seeing Gronk on the PUP, same with Big Vince. Gronk is the game changer on offence and let’s just hope we can see another 16 game season out of him. I expect a heavy D-tackle rotation this year, No more heavy snap count for Vince, need to get guys like Chris Jones, Silver Siliaga, Vellano and Easley involved alot. Go Pats!

  4. Patriots are in for a record setting year, team is the deepest I’ve seen in awhile. 5 great CBs, 10 great DL, 4 great LBs, 1 great safety. We gonna go 19-0

  5. You mean to tell me, there’s a patriots story without another bunch of sock puppets whining about filming-from-the-wrong-location-overblown-story-about-nothing-gate??
    Calling voicesinmyhead and buffalodumpsterfire

  6. The Brady effect, greg.

    Most of the roster is filled out with scrubs no one else wants. None of their releases get signed by other teams anymore.

    The only bad part about Brady retiring is that the Pats will be so bad they will probably get the #1 pick.

  7. I hope the Pats starting defense is working on cardio, because no matter how good the rotation is supposed to be, a lot of teams are going with the no huddle or hurry up offense that keeps teams from subbing.

  8. Thinnest team in the NFL…without the great Tom Brady? You are correct. Same-same every year with the much heated Pats. Oh, wait….I just remembered the 2008 season (thank you Mr. Matt Cassel For an 11-5 season). Thin? Whatever…..GO PATS!

  9. To Pats1944. Certainly you are not including the pitiful Kyle Arrington in your comment. He is without a doubt the weakest link in the secondary and one of the weakest cover corners in the entire NFL, if not the worst. And, it doesn’t matter if he is playing inside or outside. He needs to be given his walking papers so he can destroy another team’s secondary.

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