Mike Mularkey addressed the media on Friday and announced that six players will start training camp for the 2012 season on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list. While John Chick and Terrance Knighton are unsurprising names on the list, Clint Session, Uche Nwaneri, Zach Miller and Cameron Bradfield were more surprising names.
Knighton is still waiting to be cleared to practice with eight stitches still in his eye and Chick is still in the process of recovering from a patella tendon tear. Session is still suffering from problems stemming from a pair of concussions suffered during the 2011 NFL season.
Tania Ganguli tweeted that Nwaneri was on the stationary bike during drills Friday morning with his upper left leg wrapped, but the extent of the injury was not revealed. Mark Long tweeted that Miller suffered a minor hamstring tweak and the move to the list was precautionary. No details were revealed about Bradfield.
Mularkey told the media that he only expects Chick to stay on the list for long, although there is concern about Session's concussion issue that he hasn't been able to shake.
Players can be applied to and taken off of the PUP list at any time during training camp and the preseason, but any player still on the list at the beginning of the regular season must remain there for at least six weeks of the regular season.