FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- In listing some of the initial things to watch for with the New England Patriots' offense on Monday, the status of running back LeGarrette Blount and left tackle Nate Solder was highlighted.
Neither player practiced in the spring, as Solder was coming off a biceps injury that ended his 2015 season in early October, and Blount had a season-ending hip injury last December.
With quarterbacks, rehabbing players and rookies already reporting to training camp, we now have more clarity on the status of Blount and Solder. Thanks to a training camp preview video from Patriots.com, which showed parts of Monday's practice, it is confirmed that both passed their initial medical tests at training camp and are cleared to practice.
That's significant news.
Meanwhile, seven players have opened camp on the active/PUP list, and with all veterans due in training camp Wednesday, we'll now wait to see if that number grows after the camp-opening conditioning test.