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LeGarrette Blount removed from Patriots' PUP list

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- LeGarrette Blount, who projects as the New England Patriots' lead running back, was removed from the physically unable to perform list on Saturday as he practiced for the first time.

Blount had failed the team's conditioning test, according to the Boston Globe. He missed the team's first two practices.

In addition, second-year defensive tackle Dominique Easley was removed from the PUP list, practicing for the first time. The Patriots' first-round draft choice from 2014, Easley tore both ACLs in college and had his rookie season with the Patriots end in December when the club placed him on injured reserve because of his knee.