Sony Michel: Knee feels good following reported offseason scope


FOXBORO -- After missing the first two days of training camp, running back Sony Michel was on the practice field with the rest of his teammates Saturday morning -- the first session in pads.

While he wasn't a full participant by any means, just seeing him on the field was a positive sign after he wasn't at any of the four spring practices open to the media. Michel reportedly had a knee scope this offseason following battling various knee injuries off-and-on last season.

"Feels good, just working on getting it stronger," Michel said when asked about his knee. "There's always room for improvement."

He added: "It felt good. It's always great to come back out with the guys and play some football."

Michel is part of a solid running backs room that includes James White, Rex Burkhead, Brandon Bolden and rookie Damien Harris.

While the Georgia product had a solid rookie season, he didn't contribute much in the passing game like he did in college. That can likely be traced back to missing almost all of training camp and the preseason. 

"I would say from all aspects of the game, not being in training camp – training camp plays a big part in development going into the season, and I'm thankful to be in this training camp and I'm excited to take it day-by-day," he said.

It wouldn't be a surprise to see Harris take away some of his touches, but that doesn't seem to bother Michel, as he's all about the team.

"You know, another piece to this team that can help this team probably win football games, and that's what it's all about," he said. "It's all about building."

Michel will likely take a few days to get back to doing everything, but the fact he was out on the field the first day of pads was definitely a step in the right direction.