Source: Five Patriots rookies fail physicals

July, 19, 2012
7/19/12
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Wide receiver Jeremy Ebert was among five Patriots rookies to fail physicals upon reporting to the team on Thursday, a source confirmed.

Ebert, a seventh-round pick out of Northwestern, was placed on the Active/PUP list. Ebert was slowed during minicamp with a leg injury, according to a source.

Four undrafted rookies were placed on the Active/Non-Football Injury list: defensive end Justin Francis, wide receiver Matt Roark, and offensive linemen Jeremiah Warren and Markus Zusevics.

All players on Active/PUP and Active/NFI lists are eligible to be removed from the list at any time before the start of the regular season. The Patriots hold their first practice of training camp next Thursday.

Howard Balzer of the Sports Xchange was the first to report the transactions.

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