The third preseason week is upon us, which means the veterans that remain chilling on the physically unable to perform list have officially become concerns.
The Saints don’t know when Darren Sharper will return and the Browns are in the same boat with their best defensive player Shaun Rogers. Browns coach Eric Mangini admits that Rogers could start the year on the PUP list, which would knock him out for the first six games of the year.
Mangini “hopes to see movement” on Rogers in the next week so he can make a better decision about his status. Rogers’ chances of playing in Week One look slim if he can’t return to the field quickly.
Then again, the league may not allow Rogers to play the opener anyhow. The NFL has yet to decide whether to suspend Rogers for his gun-related arrest in the offseason.