Logan Mankins and six other Patriots start camp on the PUP list

At this point, his placement on the Active/PUP list likely means that Mankins will not be ready to practice when the team opens camp on Thursday. However, the team has over a month before it would have to make a decision on whether to place Mankins on the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list, which would keep him out for at least the first six weeks of the season.

The team also placed linebacker Brandon Spikes, offensive tackle Sebastian Vollmer, defensive tackle Myron Pryor, and tight ends Daniel Fells and Jake Ballard on the Active/PUP list.

The Mankins injury is a bit concerning seeing as the Patriots owe him about 30 million more dollars in base salary after handing him a six-year extension before last season.

As is pointed out above, there's still plenty of time for Mankins to get healthy before the Pats have to decide whether or not to place him on the Reserve/PUP list which would keep him out for sometime. There were reports months ago that Mankins might miss the start of the season.

This state of the Patriots offensive line is very troublesome considering two of their best linemen are starting camp injured.

Good news that Gronkowski is not on this list though after he missed all of minicamps and OTAs nursing his ankle.