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Five Pats rookies fail physicals

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08:08 AM ET 07.20 | Patriots rookies reported to Gillette Stadium at 8 a.m. Thursday for training camp, and five promptly made a poor impression by way of reportedly failing their physicals. Howard Balzer of SiriusXM NFL radio, among other outlets, reported via Twitter that seventh-round draft pick Jeremy Ebert, a wide receiver, plus undrafted players Justin Francis, a defensive lineman, receiver Matt Roark, and offensive linemen Jeremiah Warren and Markus Zusevics failed their physicals. It could be that the players didn't pass the team conditioning test, which is pretty tough: 20 timed sprints of 60 yards (skill players), 50 yards (tight ends, fullbacks, and linebackers), or 40 yards (linemen).

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July 20, 2012  08:12 AM ET

Slackers......

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July 20, 2012  08:15 AM ET

Not the first impression you want to make on BB.

July 20, 2012  08:15 AM ET

NO excuse! And for those that were undrafted..good luck now!

July 20, 2012  08:16 AM ET

NO excuse! And for those that were undrafted..good luck now!

July 20, 2012  08:18 AM ET

This team isn't short of too many positions. If a late-round or undrafted player wants to make it, he'd better be ready to impress somebody on day one. The Pats are just reducing their food bill right now.

July 20, 2012  08:24 AM ET

a little message is also sent to the vets, arriving next week.

July 20, 2012  08:34 AM ET
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a little message is also sent to the vets, arriving next week.

If they didn't already know this, they'd be arriving somewhere else next week.

July 20, 2012  08:53 AM ET

I get tired of the "head line is the story" mind set at T&R could they maybe put a few facts into the body of the article ? Like get off your **** and sniff around

July 20, 2012  09:05 AM ET
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RIP all those killed in Colorado and quick recovery to those injured........

+1

What a shame...

July 20, 2012  09:07 AM ET
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I get tired of the "head line is the story" mind set at T&R could they maybe put a few facts into the body of the article ? Like get off your **** and sniff around

It wouldn't surprise me if some number of players on every team fail their initial physicals. This is hardly a story at all.

The Globe sends its reporters out to get non-news on the Patriots because they don't want them investigating all the corruption going on by members of their favorite political party.

July 20, 2012  09:14 AM ET

How about a picture of Bob Kraft's girlfriend? She's younger than his quarterback.

July 20, 2012  09:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

RIP all those killed in Colorado and quick recovery to those injured........

Yes! There is always a nutjob right around the corner.

July 20, 2012  09:18 AM ET
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How about a picture of Bob Kraft's girlfriend? She's younger than his quarterback.

GO BOB!!!

July 20, 2012  09:25 AM ET

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July 20, 2012  09:26 AM ET
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How about a picture of Bob Kraft's girlfriend? She's younger than his quarterback.

I saw some footage of her on Tosh.0 the other night. Not too shabby...

July 20, 2012  09:35 AM ET
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I saw some footage of her on Tosh.0 the other night. Not too shabby...

google 'bob kraft girlfriend'. wow!

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July 20, 2012  09:45 AM ET

Every Pats players fails Bilicheck's physical.

 
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