Two key Patriots who finished last season on injured reserve, defensive tackle Vince Wilfork and linebacker Jerod Mayo, are expected to be ready for training camp, reports ESPN.com. Wilfork is coming back from a torn Achilles' tendon, Mayo from a torn pectoral muscle.
The Patriots and defensive tackle Vince Wilfork agreed on a new three-year contract worth $22.5 million, reports ESPN's Adam Schefter. Wilfork, who earlier cleaned out his locker in anger, tweeted he's closer to achieving his goal of retiring as a Patriot.
Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins (torn ACL) and cornerback Leon Hall (torn Achilles') have encountered no setbacks in their rehabs and "it sounds like both are on track to work at some point in camp," reports the team's website. But it's early and "that's why fingers are crossed" that neither star begins the season on the PUP list, the report said.