Patriots place Sony Michel, Mohamed Sanu, Brandon King on PUP

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The Patriots have placed three players returning from injuries on their physically unable to perform list, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Running back Sony Michel (foot), receiver Mohamed Sanu (ankle) and core special teamer Brandon King (quad) are opening training camp on the PUP list. The players can come off the reserve list as soon as they pass a physical.

Michel underwent surgery on his foot in May. The operation reportedly was “more maintenance-based” and designed to relieve discomfort that Michel has been experiencing in his foot.

Michel ran 247 times for 912 yards and seven touchdowns last season.

Sanu injured his left ankle on a punt return in Week 11 against the Eagles. He missed only one game but wasn’t the same in his return.

He underwent surgery in March.

King missed the entire 2019 season after tearing his left quadriceps in the preseason.

19 responses to “Patriots place Sony Michel, Mohamed Sanu, Brandon King on PUP

  1. This was expected…or at least was believed going to be done, so no surprise here…. better to be extra careful with all three than to risk any type of setbacks….2of the 3 & probably all 3 will be reactivated before too much camp takes place….they are all veterans & familiar with their roles & positions & best to rehab them long as possible, gives the coaches more time to work with the younger guys…. win-win

  2. Oh for crying out loud. Why not just have the PATS sit out this season. Sheesh.
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    Yeah, that’s everyone’s fantasy. Somewhere BB is masterminding the next win:)

  3. Well at least the Pats couldn’t have drafted a better RB like Chubb or somebody, oh wait!

    Sorry should have typed Nick

  4. Stu Bidaciou says:
    August 2, 2020 at 6:40 pm
    Oh for crying out loud. Why not just have the PATS sit out this season. Sheesh.
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    Yeah, that’s everyone’s fantasy. Somewhere BB is masterminding the next win:)

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    Yeah cuz everyone fears them right now. Sony Michel is horrible.

  5. I love my Pats but come on…Mohamed Sanu has been working out with Cam Newton and the others.

  6. bird33 says:
    August 2, 2020 at 6:55 pm
    Well at least the Pats couldn’t have drafted a better RB like Chubb or somebody, oh wait!

    Sorry should have typed Nick

    How is Chubb enjoying his Super Bowl ring? Oh, wait. . .

  7. LibsAreSlowAndWeak says:
    August 2, 2020 at 7:42 pm
    Michel, Wynn and Harry just the latest in a loooooong line of BB 1st round BUSTS

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    How is a beast at LT and 2018 postseason offensive mvp, sb winner as a rookie a “bust”?

    He also almost had 1000 yds rushing last year when Brady was way below his normal level of play.

    Harry looks like a player as well. Pretty comical to see the jealoiusy continue.

    The team is loaded.

  8. Next year Pats have more cap space than all but 2 teams. Did you see their sked for this year? They could be a 3 win team. So high draft pick, lots of cap space, and players returning from opt outs.

    No one will look at this season seriously anyway.

    It’s the perfect year to lose Brady.

  9. I have to laugh sometimes at some of the comments here…
    If you look at other teams, most players put on the PUP are coming off serious injury, or surgery…It’s basically SOP.

  10. I look at Sanu and see a guy who was willing to play hurt.

    Others see him and say the Pats overpaid.

    Let’s see how he does this year but we won’t be wondering about him putting in the work.

  11. Actually, Bill has an excellent record of drafting in the 1st round, despite picking late. He’s been inconsistent in the second but has hit big with guys like Gronk

    First round: Seymour, Warren, Mankins, Wilfolk, Maroney, Merriweather, Mayo, McCourty, Solder, Chandler Jones, Hightower, Collins, Michel, Wynn.

    He missed on Eisley and to a degree on Malcolm Brown.

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