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Sony Michel and Demaryius Thomas to Start Patriots Training Camp on PUP List

ATLANTA, GA - FEBRUARY 03: Sony Michel #26 of the New England Patriots runs the ball against Lamarcus Joyner #20 and John Johnson III #43 of the Los Angeles Rams in the second half during Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on February 3, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Super Bowl LIII - New England Patriots v Los Angeles Rams | Elsa/Getty Images

With NFL training camps getting ready to start up, the defending Super Bowl champions will begin the new year facing a little bit of adversity.

On Sunday afternoon, it was reported both running back Sony Michel and wide receiver Demaryius Thomas will begin camp for the New England Patriots on the PUP list.

Michel is coming off a spectacular rookie season for Bill Belichick and Co. Unfortunately for the former Georgia Bulldog, he battled a knee injury last campaign and is still working his way back.

However, it should be noted reports out of Foxboro have stated Michel has looked sharp in offseason workouts and should be good to go for Week 1. As for Thomas, he ruptured his Achilles in December against the Eagles. He still hasn't been cleared to make a full return to the gridiron, as expected.

As Mike Reiss states above, both players can come off the PUP list at any time during camp. When will that happen? The Pats coaches certainly hope sooner than later.