After rookies, quarterbacks and rehabbing players have already reported to training camp over the course of the last week, the final group of New England Patriots is now set to arrive at Gillette Stadium. Healthy veterans — the largest group of players if broken down like that — will check in on Tuesday.
Veterans reporting on the eve of training camp is obviously nothing new, but rather standard procedure across the league for some time now. Like their teammates who arrived earlier, they will go through medical checkups and conditioning work to determine their status for the actual start of on-field work on Wednesday.
This means that there is a small chance the Patriots’ physically unable to perform list grows even further that day. New England currently has eight players listed, with all of them eligible to be activated at any point.
Cornerback Stephon Gilmore is the most prominent name on that list. Quarterback Jarrett Stidham is also part of it, as are wide receiver Devin Smith, tight end Dalton Keene, defensive tackle Byron Cowart, and linebackers Chase Winovich, Terez Hall and Brandon King.
Furthermore, the Patriots have three players on the non-football injury list: running back Rhamondre Stevenson, linebacker Cameron McGrone and Joshuah Bledsoe. They too can be activated and thus cleared for on-field work at any point.
Once Tuesday’s reporting process is over the entirety of New England’s current 91-man roster will be accounted for. The team will then hit the practice fields for the first time this summer on Wednesday at 9:45 am.