Report: Sony Michel, Demaryius Thomas, 4 others start training camp on PUP

The veteran receiver and 2nd-year back will start off camp on the physically unable to perform list.

New England Patriots running back Sony Michel and veteran wideout Demaryius Thomas have been placed on the physically unable to perform list (PUP), according to ESPN Insider Field Yates. 

Thomas getting placed on PUP is no surprise, as he was not expected to be ready for training camp because of his recovery from an Achilles injury that he suffered at the end of last season. 

Michel is a surprise, however. He had gotten a knee scope back in May and said at the end of last month that his goal was to be ready for training camp and had downplayed the severity of his knee scope. The timetable for he and Thomas' return is unknown, but the news is no doubt unexpected on Michel's end. 

Mike Reiss of ESPN also reported after the news broke that OL Cole Croston, DE Deatrich Wise, S Nate Ebner, and DB Ken Webster have also been placed on PUP. 

He also said that 3rd round pick Yodny Cajuste has been placed on the active/non-football injury list. Cajuste underwent pre-draft surgery on his quad and is still recovering.