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LeGarrette Blount lands on non-football injury list

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Tom Brady’s fight with the NFL isn’t the only thing going on with the Patriots these days.

The team placed eight players on the physically unable to perform list earlier this week as they set up their roster for the start of training camp and they also placed quarterback Matt Flynn on the non-football injury list. Three players joined Flynn on that list Wednesday, including running back LeGarrette Blount.

Ben Volin of the Boston Globe reports that Blount failed the conditioning test given to Patriots players when they reported to camp. Players had to run 20 sprints of 50 yards in under eight seconds each time and, per Volin, Blount was only able to complete 12 of them. He’ll likely be making further attempts at the test and should be activated once he completes it. Blount is suspended for the season opener, but is eligible to practice and play in the preseason.

Defensive tackle Alan Branch and offensive lineman Caylin Hauptmann also landed on the NFI list ahead of Thursday’s opening practice of camp.