There are numerous NFL players who have landed on the physically unable to perform list in July 2012. This is due to severe injuries or players just needing time to heal from surgeries. One of the most recent players to be added to the list is Jahvid Best of the Detroit Lions. The running back was placed on the list because of a series of concussions. The following NFL players have also been placed on the PUP list in July 2012:
Johnny Knox of the Chicago Bears was placed on the active-physically unable to perform list in July because he failed his physical. On Dec 18, the Chicago Bears played against the Seahawks. During this game, Knox was injured due to a disastrous hit. After this devastating hit, Knox needed to have spinal fusion surgery which he is still recovering from.
Beanie Wells of the Arizona Cardinals landed on the PUP list after failing a physical. Wells is recovering from knee surgery. Jeff King, another key player for the Arizona Cardinals, has also been placed on the physically unable to perform list because of a partially torn quad tendon. King was injured during an off-season workout.
Hakeem Nicks of the New York Giants was placed on the PUP list in July due to foot surgery. Nicks hopes to be back on the field mid-August. Nicks has already started to exercise and will carefully continue to do so by following the instructions and advice from his team doctors.
Kenny Britt of the Tennessee Titans was placed on the physically unable to perform list in July so he could recover from his third knee surgery in the past 10 months. After the Titans minicamp in June, Britt had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee. In September, Britt tore his right ACL and had his second surgery on that knee in May.
Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings was placed on the physically unable to perform list due to reconstructive surgery he had on his left knee. Peterson wasn't pleased, but coach Leslie Frazier felt that the decision to put Peterson on the PUP list was best for the team.