Report: Patriots in talks with CB Brandon Flowers

The Patriots will be without two of last year's defensive starters when training camp begins later this week.  Both Dont'a Hightower and Alan Branch were placed on the physically unable to perform list on Monday. They are eligible to come off the list at any time. Once they are removed from the list, they will be eligible to practice fully. Players on PUP count against the 90-man training-camp roster. Undrafted rookie tackle Andrew Jelks will begin camp on the active/non-football injury list. The Vanderbilt product dealt with knee injuries that kept him off the field each of the last two seasons.  Neither Hightower, nor Branch, nor Jelks participated in spring practices at Gillette Stadium. Hightower

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