The Los Angeles Chargers have placed three players on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list to start training camp.
Chargers placed CB Jason Verrett and WR Mike Williams on PUP: pic.twitter.com/6Y07lkIq0D— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 29, 2017
WR Mike Williams was expected, but I don’t recall seeing Jason Verrett or Darrell Stuckey having been anticipated. It should be noted that just because a player is placed on the PUP list to start camp it shouldn’t be a cause for concern; they can be removed at any point during camp and immediately get out and practice.
Jason Verrett isn’t a surprise, though, when you consider he is returning from a torn ACL that was surgically repaired on October 19, 2016. Having only played 24 games in his three year career, the hope is that Verrett can finally stay healthy for an entire season. If easing his way back on the field helps in that, I don’t imagine anyone would complain.
Darrell Stuckey suffered a knee injury in the season finale against the Kansas City Chiefs on January 1, 2017. Without knowing why else he would be on this list, it could be connected to this injury. Stuckey is someone who a number of projections have missing the final 53 so every day of camp missed will surely hurt his cause.
Mike Williams is recovering from a back injury that has been well documented in recent weeks. This move was heavily anticipated and should come as a surprise to nobody. This time is very important for rookies, so hopefully he is applying himself in every way possible while he can’t be out practicing with his teammates.
Here’s hoping all three of these guys can heal up and get out there as quickly as possible.