The Detroit Lions will be heading into training camp a few bodies short. Lions’ 2nd year defensive end Ziggy Ansah, newly acquired wide receiver Golden Tate, and rookie wide receiver T.J. Jones will all start training camp on the physically unable to perform list (PUP). Both Ansah and Tate are suffering from shoulder soreness, and Ansah is coming off of shoulder surgery this February. Detroit should be all systems go by the beginning of the season. Players still listed on the PUP list at the beginning of the season would not be eligible to play for the first 6 weeks. The injuries do not seem likely to keep anyone out for long.
Players on the PUP list during camp can participate in everything except practice. They can also be removed from the list at any time before the season begins.
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This is more than likely just a move to get a few guys a little extra rest. The Lions are going to need Ziggy Ansah and Golden Tate by the beginning of the season, and both players indicate that they would be ready for a game situation. T.J. Jones went as far as to mention that he feels great, and thinks he’s ready to go right now. The Detroit Lions aren’t going to risk further injury to a couple of guys that could be instrumental to the success of the season.