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Beanie, King start on PUP

Posted by Darren Urban on July 24, 2012 – 8:27 pm

Oh, the report day always turns into a whirlwind after hours of waiting. I tweeted this earlier (again, follow me on @cardschatter for the most immediate updates as I float around the NAU campus for camp), but RB Beanie Wells and TE Jeff King were placed on the active physically unable to perform list as camp opens.

What does this mean? Nothing urgent. To start with, players can come off at any time — players on the PUP list to start the regular season must miss the first six games, but up until then, it is flexible. In both players’ cases, coach Ken Whisenhunt said he doesn’t anticipate either being down long. It was a procedural thing, Whisenhunt said, and the players will be evaluated tomorrow and as the time goes on to see where they are.

Whisenhunt said he expected both would be on PUP, and reiterated Wells has made a lot of progress coming back from knee surgery. Of course, nothing is proven until Wells actually starts practicing, but the Cards were always going to bring Wells along slowly in the preseason, and if Wells’ current predicament is bothering Whisenhunt, he certainly doesn’t show it. The coach still sounds confident in Wells when it will mean something.


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7 Responses to “Beanie, King start on PUP”

  1. By AndyStandsUp on Jul 24, 2012 | Reply

    You have to assume that the staff was in the loop and feel fairly comfortable about Wells or they would have drafted, signed, worked out another RB, especially since Ryan Williams will be nursing his injury as well.
    My question is when does this become urgent? It could REALLY backfire if certain things go wrong.

  2. By Jra on Jul 24, 2012 | Reply

    Hey Darren,

    Would you say Beanie is on a “hot seat?” He played well last season but has been consistently injured. If Ryan Williams plays well and Beanie continues his injury streak is it conceivable that he will be cut after his year?

  3. By Darren Urban on Jul 24, 2012 | Reply

    Jra –

    RE: Beanie

    Right now, I’d say no. But the NFL is a year-to-year deal for almost everyone.

  4. By John the draft guy on Jul 24, 2012 | Reply

    Im watching NFL network and they are talking about holdouts and unsigned 1st rounders.

    Isn’t it wonderful that our FO has taken care of everyone and just extended Wilson?

    I dont always agree with all the moves (especially not drafting a first round QB), but you have to take your hat off to Graves and the rest of the crew for having everyone in camp and ready to go.

  5. By Scott H on Jul 25, 2012 | Reply

    OK, so players can come off the PUP list at any time. Fine. It’s just a little disturbing that Beanie is being designated as such NOW, 6 months after the last game he played, ONE month before the next game we HOPE he will play. I would have hoped that after 6 months of rest, he would be feeling good and ready to go. If you don’t feel that way after 6 months of rest, how are you expecting to feel in mid-November???

    Not liking this…sure, I’m excited to see what Ryan Williams can do but he has a history of being injury prone as well.

  6. By Chuck 1 on Jul 26, 2012 | Reply

    I share AndyStandsUp’s and Scott H’s concern about Beanie’s knee condition.

    Darren, how many games has he missed in his time with the Cards due to injuries?

    Methinks that the concerns that were expressed when he was drafted, regarding his injuries and durability, are coming home to roost. Of course, fans have commented on this subject every season.

  7. By Darren Urban on Jul 26, 2012 | Reply

    Chuck 1 –

    RE: Beanie

    In 42 games since Beanie has been a Card, he has missed 5 with injury, and that includes last year’s season finale when, if it had mattered, he could have played (he wanted to play — the team decided to shut him down.)

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