FOXBORO - The Patriots were poised to make their final pick of the 2012 NFL Draft at around 3:20 Saturday afternoon.
Then deal-down Billy showed up.
Instead of making a pick with the 163rd overall pick, the Patriots made a trade with the Packers and got back picks 197, 224 and 235 from Green Bay.
New England originally acquired the 163rd pick from Green Bay when the Pack traded up with the Patriots for the 62nd pick.
New England hasn't made a selection since taking Arkansas defensive end Jake Bequette, at 90.
Training camp practices begin on Thursday for the Patriots, but the team will be without a handful of projected starters when workouts begin.
Receivers Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola, running back Dion Lewis, tight end Clay Harbor and offensive linemen Sebastian Vollmer, Shaq Mason and Tre' Jackson will all begin on the active/physically unable to play list.
All players on active/PUP will count against the team's active 90-man roster, but none will be eligible to practice until they come off of the PUP list. Players can be removed from PUP at any time.
Lewis, Harbor and Mason all participated in spring practices at some point, but their inclusion on the PUP list indicates that they could use more time to heal. Edelman, Amendola, Jackson and Vollmer were not spotted during spring practices that were open to the media.
Other players who were not seen during spring camps -- such as Logan Ryan, Duron Harmon, Nate Solder, LeGarrette Blount and Josh Kline -- have not been added to the PUP list at this time and could be available for camp when practices begin.
The NFL and NFLPA have unveiled a new concussion protocol enforcement policy, which can take draft picks from offending teams.
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