Chiefs place 4 players on PUP list to start training camp

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The Kansas City Chiefs have placed three players on the active/PUP list to start training camp, just as we predicted they would.

Andy Reid suggested this was coming during his injury update at the onset of training camp arrivals on Friday. Each of CB Rashad Fenton (shoulder), OT Lucas Niang (knee), and WR Justyn Ross (foot) had surgery this offseason and won’t be healthy enough to participate at the start of training camp. OT Prince Tega Wanogho (leg) will also join them on the PUP list.

What does their movement to the active/PUP list mean, though? Here is an explanation from our earlier article:

“Players who are placed on the active/PUP list can participate in Chiefs’ team meetings, do solo conditioning and work with the team training staff. They’re simply prohibited from practicing with the team while they remain on the PUP list. Players who are on the active/PUP list count against the 90-man offseason roster and they can be activated from the PUP list at any time during training camp.

If a player were to remain on the PUP list through training camp they’ll be sent to the reserve/PUP list to start the season. From there players now have to wait for just four regular-season games to elapse before they can return to practice. Once they return to practice, the team will then have a 21-day window to activate the player to the 53-man roster. If a player isn’t activated during that window, the Chiefs will be forced to place them on injured reserve.”

As you can see, this doesn’t necessarily mean that Fenton, Niang, Ross and Tega Wanogho will be out for the duration of training camp. We’ll monitor their status throughout the course of camp and provide you with any updates should they return to action.

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