Wednesday, July 25, 2007

8 Patriots players on PUP list

Defensive lineman Richard Seymour and wide receiver Troy Brown headline a list of eight players placed on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list by the Patriots yesterday.

Players on the PUP list cannot participate in practice, and are generally at different stages of their rehabilitations. Both Seymour and Brown are recovering from knee injuries.
Others on the list are tight end David Thomas, receivers Kelley Washington and Chad Jackson, running back Justise Hairston, safety Mel Mitchell, and cornerback Eddie Jackson.

Thomas is recovering from a broken foot sustained in the offseason program, while Chad Jackson (ACL), Mitchell (biceps), and Eddie Jackson (ACL) are working their way back from injuries suffered last season.

If players remain on the PUP list by the final roster cutdown Sept. 1, they must stay on it for at least the first six weeks of the regular season.

Source: Boston Globe

-I don't believe there is any reason for concern over this. Like the article said, Seymour was on it last year and had a pro bowl year. It is just an excuse for players to rest their injuries during training camp and is totally understandable. I do except a few of these players (Seymour, C. Jackson, Brown) to be taken off the PUP list and placed on the final roster.

1 comment:

Rizzo said...

I saw the PUP list last night on FSN New England for the Pats. I agree with everything you have said, except for Chad Jackson. The guy tore his ACL. I believe it happened in the playoffs. Just like the guys said last night, modern medicine is getting better and better, but it is very different for Carson Palmer to come back from that injury than Chad Jackson. I think Chad will be on the PUP for the first 6 weeks of the season then we'll see how he is after that.