The Detroit Lions announced on Sunday that they have placed three players on the preseason Physically Unable to Perform list: TE Brandon Pettigrew, WR Corey Fuller and OT Corey Robinson. Those three players will miss the beginning of training camp, which starts on Friday.
Pettigrew continues to rehab from a torn ACL suffered in December. With the Lions shorthanded at tight end, the news that he won't be ready for training camp is troubling, albeit not surprising.
Fuller had surgery on his foot back in June of this year. With the Lions’ crowded depth chart at wide receiver, Fuller was already going to have an uphill climb to find a spot on the roster and now has yet another obstacle to overcome.
Corey Robinson sat out OTA sessions due to an undisclosed injury and it appears his injury could be more serious than assumed.
The Lions can choose to take any of these three off the PUP list at any time. However, if they remain on the PUP list at the beginning of the regular season, they will be forced to sit out the first six weeks of the regular season.
As an aside to this, the Lions received some good news on the injury front:
As expected, RB Ameer Abdullah, who missed all of the offseason due to shoulder surgery, will be ready for start of camp.— Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) July 24, 2016
The Lions have been expecting this news about Abdullah for some time now, dating back to early June when Bob Quinn laid to rest the concern that Abdullah’s offseason surgery for his shoulder could cost him the entire offseason and put his status for Week 1 in jeopardy.