Jonathan Kraft appreciates 'outpouring' for Myra

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Jonathan Kraft appreciates 'outpouring' for Myra

By Tom E. Curran
CSNNE.com Patriots Insider Follow @tomecurran
ATLANTA - Saluting all the people who sent their condolences after the death of his mother Myra, Patriots president Jonathan Kraft said Thursday, "It's difficult for the family but we were so heartened. To everyone in New England and around the world, the outpouring of support was so humbling for my family and such a great testament to the legacy my mother left."In Atlanta for the owner's meetings which could potentially bring an end to the NFL lockout, Kraft eschewed any business talk on Thursday, pointing out that there were other owners who could be approached about that. He was intent on articulating his feelings for the 68-year-old family matriarch. "My mother enjoyed going to football games and became passionate about the Patriots but what she was most passionate about was trying to touch the lives of others and help people lead better lives and in turn those people helping other people lead better lives -- the exponential effect of that was very important to her," he said. "With the huge outpouring of support (Wednesday) I don't think that had anything to do with football I think that had to do with her work in her 68 years on this planet."Askedtodescribe the relationship between his parents, Jonathan said,"Anything that my father's achieved in life -- and I'm sure he would say this -- was a joint achievement with my mother. She played a major role in everything that he did and that our family did. To the extent we've been fortunate enough to achieve anything, she is a major factor in that." Tom E. Curran can be reached at tcurran@comcastsportsnet.com. Follow Tom on Twitter at http:twitter.comtomecurran

Edelman, Amendola, Lewis, Vollmer to begin camp on PUP list

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Edelman, Amendola, Lewis, Vollmer to begin camp on PUP list

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.