Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Source: Jackson to PUP list

According to a league source, the Patriots will do what everyone expects and place Jackson on the physically-unable-to-perform list in advance of the summer’s first practice.

Jackson is said to be able to sprint on the surgically repaired knee but still lacks the strength to cut and change direction. He is, however, considered to be significantly ahead of his recovery schedule.

Still, the Patriots will exercise caution and re-evaluate the receiver - who the team traded up to get with the 36th overall pick in the 2006 draft - in late August.

At that point, they will have three options: They could activate him; they could move him to the reserve/PUP, which would sideline him for at least the first six weeks of the season; or they could place Jackson on injured reserve, ending his second season in the league.

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