The Philadelphia Eagles announced some roster moves prior to the start of their first training camp practice on Thursday, July 26.
The following three players have been placed on the active/Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list: Alshon Jeffery, Brandon Graham, and Chris Maragos. All three players are obviously coming off injuries that occured during the 2017 season.
Being on the PUP list means these players will not be able to practice until the team deems them healthy enough to do so. Note the Eagles can take them off the PUP list at any time. However, the players will no longer be eligible for the reserve/PUP list (which begins once the regular season starts) once they practice. Keeping a player on reserve/PUP means they’ll have to miss the first six games of the regular season. Obviously that’s not ideal, but it’s an option the Eagles are keeping open just in case. Jeffery, Graham, and Maragos still count against the Eagles’ 90-man roster for now. They would not count towards the roster if they end up on reserve/PUP.
Two more Eagles players have been placed on a list that is similar to the PUP list: the non-football injury (NFI) list. Those players are Timmy Jernigan and Bryce Treggs. These players did NOT suffered injuries outside of the 2017 football season. Jernigan was expected to be placed on this list but the inclusion of Treggs is a surprise considering he was a full participant in spring drills. As with the active/PUP players, the NFI players still count against the Eagles’ 90-man roster.
The hope is that these players will return sooner than later. There’s optimism on that front when it comes to guys like Jeffery and Graham. They’re aiming for Week 1 returns. Jernigan isn’t expected back as quickly.