Sources: When it comes to Branch, PUP placement no cause for concern

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FOXBORO — Multiple league sources indicate that there’s no cause for concern when it comes to the health of veteran defensive lineman Alan Branch, despite the fact that he’ll be starting training camp on the physically unable to perform list.

The 32-year-old Branch, who was placed on the PUP list earlier in the week, has played in 40 regular-season games in his two-plus years with the Patriots. The 6-foot-6, 324-pounder has 2.5 sacks and 62 tackles in his career with New England.