Patriots WR Gallon passes physical

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Rookie wide receiver Jeremy Gallon has passed his physical, setting the stage for him to practice with the New England Patriots for the first time since training camp began on July 24. Gallon, who practiced sparingly in the spring, opened this summer's training camp on the active/physically unable to perform list with an undisclosed ailment.

In addition, defensive lineman Jerel Worthy has officially passed his physical. Worthy was acquired in a trade with the Packers that was officially announced by the Patriots on Friday.

The 5-foot-8, 185-pound Gallon, who has spent time watching tape of Julian Edelman and Wes Welker, holds the Michigan single-season record for receiving yardage with 1,373 yards. A seventh-round draft choice of the Patriots, he also factors into the punt return mix.