Sony Michel not participating in Patriots’ mandatory minicamp

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Patriots running back Sony Michel is not participating in the team’s mandatory minicamp.

According to multiple reporters on the scene, Michel has not been spotted on the field during any of the minicamp or in the last couple of weeks of Organized Team Activities.

As noted by Tom Curran of NBCSportsBoston.com, concerns about the health of Michel’s knee have been raised since before the Patriots drafted him. It’s unclear whether Michel had a setback, or whether the Patriots just want to rest him now so he’ll be ready to go in September.

The Patriots chose Michel in the first round of last year’s draft, and he had a solid rookie season, with 209 carries for 931 yards, plus another 336 rushing yards in the postseason.

15 responses to “Sony Michel not participating in Patriots’ mandatory minicamp

  1. I thought they drafted Harris because last year they had to play a wr at rb, Patterson, because of the injuries to their rbs.

  2. i hope this isn’t turning into a Jonas Gray situation. I mean. granted Jonas Gray had one great game (against a porous Colts defensive line) and was quickly given the boot when his head got too big for his helmet. At least Michel had a successful rookie season.

  3. Go to McDonough, Ga on June 28th for a football camp he and Chubb will be at and ask him yourself.

  4. Lolz this is nice. Gives the Pats haters something to post their drivel over and claim this means Pats are somehow “done” like they always do this time of year.

  5. 1300 yds (season /playoffs) combined, what’s he got to prove? Already knows the offense. Having him healthy is more important than running around with 90 people. Last years injuries to the RBs wasn’t normal, the odds of that happening again are slim to none. The Patriots recovered from it… IT’S RING NIGHT.

  6. IF he’s not at MANDATORY camp there is definitely a reason….. what that is, I have no idea, but with all the other guys there taking more reps each I’m sure things will be just fine till he returns….. I mean it’s only June’s 6th so NO WORRIES HERE!!!

  7. I’m guessing it could be one of those minor cleanup procedures you see a lot this time of yr. Hopefully ready for camp.

  8. I wonder if other players around the league aren’t at “mandatory” minicamp. Kitchens was raising Cain about OBJ not attending OTAs, but then gives him a “day off” of mandatory minicamp. Quit reaching for straws, haters, and drink out of a big boy cup.

  9. Patriots fans are predictable and sad. Michel doesn’t show for mandatory camp and the Patriots fans say, “No big deal, it’s only June.” A Jets player doesn’t show for voluntary OTA’s and oh boy the mocking and the hate flourish.

  10. ajg314 says:
    June 6, 2019 at 10:03 pm

    Patriots fans are predictable and sad. Michel doesn’t show for mandatory camp and the Patriots fans say, “No big deal, it’s only June.” A Jets player doesn’t show for voluntary OTA’s and oh boy the mocking and the hate flourish.
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    Of course. Because the patriots have proven again and again that they can manage their roster, overcome injuries and improve as the season progresses. The Jets, on the other hand, celebrate off-season signings, boast about how good they’ll be and then lay giant egg every single year.

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