Two Detroit Lions Start Training Camp on PUP List, One on NFI

Dec 4, 2011; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Tennessee Titans guard Leroy Harris (64) lines up across from Buffalo Bills defensive end Dwan Edwards (98) at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

The Detroit Lions have announced that two players will start training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list. Don’t worry, Louis Delmas is not one.

Delmas and other recovering players like Ryan Broyles and Nate Burleson were able to begin workouts with their teammates.

Leroy Harris will be in the mix for a roster spot at guard while Devin Thomas faces an uphill battle to make the roster as a reserve wide receiver/special teams player.

Ronnell Lewis lands on the NFI list which is similar to PUP but is for injuries or illness not related to the player’s football activities.

All three players can come off the list to begin practicing at any time. While on the list players can take part in all team activities except those that take place on the field.

It is also to note that players can’t be put on the PUP list after they have taken the field for a practice. That means that players like Delmas and Broyles are officially PUP-free.

Topics: Detroit Lions, Devin Thomas, LeRoy Harris, Louis Delmas, Ronnell Lewis, Ryan Broyles

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  • brucekennedy

    Forgive me I’m a huge Lions fan, but obviously not a Lions geek. I don’t know who Leroy Harris(og) and Devin Thomas(wr) are, and yes I can google, but didn’t I just read an article praising the Lions for all of their players coming to camp in great shape and they all passed their initial training camp physicals? So what gives? This leads me to huge speculation about Louis Delmas. Saving him during training camp and possibly Pre-season, only to have him hurt in the first part of the regular season, doesn’t seem smart to me. Get the injury over with early and this gives the Lions more time to decide who will take Delmas’ place.