FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Patriots removed wide receivers Bam Childress and Chad Jackson from the physically unable to perform (PUP) list today. Both players participated in the Patriots' 8:45 a.m. training camp practice at Gillette Stadium this morning.
Childress, 24, was signed by the Patriots as an undrafted free agent on July 24, 2005 and spent the first 16 weeks of the 2005 season on the Patriots practice squad before he was signed to the active roster for the regular-season finale against Miami on Jan. 1, 2006. The 5-foot-10-inch, 185-pound wide receiver played on both offense and defense in his only NFL game (1/1/06), and led the Patriots with three receptions for 32 yards and also collected five tackles (2 solo) on defense. The Ohio State product was listed among the day-of-game inactives for both of New England's playoff games last season.
Jackson, 21, was selected by the Patriots in the second round (36th overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft. The 6-foot-1-inch, 215-pound rookie wide receiver attended the University of Florida, where he started 14 of 36 games over three seasons from 2003-05. In his collegiate career, Jackson caught 120 passes for 1,586 yards and 16 touchdowns, recorded 16 rushes for 88 yards and two touchdowns, returned 10 kickoffs for 188 yards and returned nine punts for 35 yards. As a junior in 2005, he tied the Gators' single-season record with 88 receptions, a mark that led the Southeastern Conference and ranked sixth in the nation.