Mike Neal, who found himself on the PUP list tonight, puts pressure on Christian Ponder last year. Raymond T. Rivard photograph

Packers PUP list way too long

 

We all kind of expected it – there are seven Green Bay Packers players who were declared unable to perform, landing on the PUP list to start training camp.

While that might not seem like a lot, it is when one considers head coach Mike McCarthy’s mantra this morning about how this training camp will be focused on players safety and health. The team has clearly started off on the wrong foot.

Here’s the complete Packers list of players on the transactions list:

  • DuJuan Harris (RB) Declared Physically Unable to Perform (declared physically unable to perform).
  • J.C. Tretter (T) Declared Physically Unable to Perform (declared physically unable to perform).
  • Derek Sherrod (T) Declared Physically Unable to Perform (declared physically unable to perform).
  • Jamari Lattimore (LB) Declared Non-Football Illness (declared non-football illness).
  • Jerel Worthy (DE) Declared Physically Unable to Perform (declared physically unable to perform).
  • Mike Neal (DE) Declared Physically Unable to Perform (declared physically unable to perform).
  • Datone Jones (DE) Selection List Signing (selection list signing).
  • Sean Richardson (SAF) Declared Physically Unable to Perform (declared physically unable to perform).
  • Chaz Powell (DB) Declared Physically Unable to Perform (declared physically unable to perform).

It’s not surprising that the following players are on this list: J.C. Tretter, who broke his ankle on the first day of rookie orientation day; Jerel Worthy, who suffered a knee injury late in the season last year; Sean Richardson, who has a neck injury that may cause him to not make the team; Derek Sherrod, who has been out for a full season and then some with a broken leg that has required more than one surgery; and DuJuan Harris, who had a cyst removed earlier this spring.

However, there is one who surprised me, Mike Neal.

The oft-injured defensive lineman’s situation isn’t going to help him as the team moves along with training camp. The guy was already on the bubble, and if he remains on the PUP list, I can see that bubble bursting. Stay tuned on that one.

While the Packers list is significant, the team is not alone. Here is today’s transaction report for the NFL. Check it out.

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