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.
Lions have placed Leroy Harris and Devin Thomas on PUP. Placed Ronnell Lewis on Non Football Illness.
— Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) July 26, 2013
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.