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LeGarrette Blount among 3 Patriots added to NFI

Three New England veterans not yet cleared to open camp.

The entirety of the Patriots roster converged on Foxborough on Wednesday, joining the team's rookies, injured players and early arrivals at Gillette Stadium.

Bill Belichick's team also ran the infamous conditioning run that's a requirement for all players to pass before being cleared for participation in training camp.

And, after a day of work preparing to hit the field for the official opening of camp on Thursday, New England placed three more players on the non-football injury list (NFI) according to the NFL's transaction wire.

The group included veteran running back LeGarrette Blount, veteran defensive tackle Alan Branch and practice squad offensive tackle Caylin Hauptmann.

The team now has a total of 12 players on either the physically unable to perform list (PUP) or NFI. Today's three additions join backup QB Matt Flynn on NFI, while the PUP list includes Dominique Easley, Matthew Slater, Ryan Wendell, Vince Taylor, Dane Fletcher, Chris Jones, Brandon LaFell and Chris White.

The good news on the second day of PUP/NFI designations – lists from players can be removed at any time once they are cleared physically – is that the group does not include rehabbing key veterans Jerod Mayo (patella), Dont'a Hightower (shoulder) or Chandler Jones.

The Patriots also made a pair of contract related moves on Wednesday. New England officially announced the signing of veteran cornerback Tarell Brown. Fullback James Develin officially signed his exclusive rights free agent deal, according to the NFL transaction wire.

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