Sony Michel aiming to be ready for training camp for Patriots

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After being held out of offseason practices following arthroscopic knee surgery this spring, Patriots running back Sony Michel is aiming to be ready to go for the start of training camp in two weeks.

It’s a process and it’s just something that I’m just kind of working towards,” Michel said, via Omar Ruiz of the NFL Network. “That’s the goal to be ready for training camp.”

Michel did not take part in the team’s mandatory mini-camp in June after having the procedure on his knee. Michel was already reportedly back to running full speed in mid-June. With an extra month to rehab before the start of camp, it appeared as though Michel would have the time needed to be ready to go when camp begins for New England on July 24.

Michel appeared in 13 games with eight starts during his rookie season. He rushed for 931 yards with six touchdowns in the regular season and took a leap forward in the playoffs. In three games, Michel carried 71 times for 336 yards with six touchdowns.

7 responses to “Sony Michel aiming to be ready for training camp for Patriots

  1. Todd Gurley has nothing to prove, but Sony knows he better prove he can make the squad or Bill will slap him on the DL list for a year if he thinks the other RBs can perform better.

  2. Pats can use him lightly thru the first half of the season anyway, more on the field as a threat. And before the salty mountain of hate chime in, might I remind them we’ve only to go back to 2016 to find a championship season without him, Gronk, Burkhead, Flash Gordon or for example the NFL’s best corner (says PFF) Gilmore. The salt will flow very hot this year…

  3. Take him along slow & steady during training camp & monitor how his knee reacts….. hopefully working him more as a receiving option to increase his versatility as a whole out of the backfield……
    I’m sure he’ll be a full go come the regular season & limiting his usage in camp will only benefit Harris as a rookie in leaning the system & building his confidence & continuity with the blocking schemes the line uses….
    Sony has already proven he’s a durable player & dependable when called upon….
    gonna be a awesome rotational backfield this year!!!!

  4. Worst case scenario is they put him on the PUP list the 1rst half of the season, bring in a vet, and go with the Alabama kid, Burkhead and White. They should be fine if they have to go that route.

  5. Patriots are quietly going to have a lot of different weapons to use.. They’ll hammer it with Michel for a drive, go to burkhead and white on another, and oh they have Damien Harris as well? Crowded backfield FOR SURE.

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