Report: Patriots TE Jake Ballard Removed From PUP List

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Patriots tight end Jake Ballard. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Patriots tight end Jake Ballard. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

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BOSTON (CBS) – When the New England Patriots begin Training Camp workouts on Friday, it looks as though Jake Ballard will be on the field after all.

The tight end reportedly passed his physical on Tuesday and was removed from the active/physically unable to perform list, according to’s Field Yates.

Ballard did not play last season after suffering undergoing ACL and microfracture surgery in February of 2012. If healthy, the 25-year-old figures to get plenty of playing time during camp and is a top candidate to replace the injured Rob Gronkowski on the field should the All Pro tight end miss time with his own ailments following an off-season filled with surgeries.

READ: Full Guide To Patriots Training Camp

Gronkowski was placed on the PUP list on Monday and is expected to be sidelined until at least the beginning of the regular season, and could miss up to the first six weeks.

Ballard played 14 games for the New York Giants in 2011, catching 38 passes for 604 yards and four touchdowns.

READ: Important Dates For Training Camp

Defensive back Kanorris Davis also reportedly passed a physical on Tuesday and was removed from the PUP list and non-football injury list, according to Yates.

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