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Beckum, Canty placed on PUP as Giants go to 75

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The Giants placed a couple of veterans on the physically-unable-to-perform list as part of the roster moves they made to get to 75 players ahead of Monday afternoon’s deadline.

Tight end Travis Beckum was expected to wind up on the PUP list after he tore his ACL in the Super Bowl, but the team wasn’t planning to be without defensive tackle Chris Canty for at least the first six games of the year. Canty had knee surgery this offseason and he’s claimed that his knee is in better shape now than it was when he was playing a major role in the push for the title last year. That hasn’t helped him actually start practcing, though, and now his clock’s been reset.

The Giants waived 11 players on Monday. Tight end Ryan Purvis, defensive tackle Carlton Powell, defensive back Chris Horton, wide receiver Julian Talley, wide receiver Brandon Collins, tight end Christian Hopkins, defensive back Brandon Bing, defensive back Jojo Nicolas, running back Joe Martinek, tackle Joel Reinders and defensive tackle Oren Wilson will all be available to any team that wishes to claim them.

Veteran cornerback Antwaun Molden was released, which isn’t a great sign for his future given the need for healthy corners in Jersey right now, and fourth-round offensive lineman Brandon Mosley’s rookie year is over with the team placing him on injured reserve.

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9 Responses to “Beckum, Canty placed on PUP as Giants go to 75”
  1. notmanning says: Aug 27, 2012 11:53 AM

    Someone please explain “Placed on PUP”? PUP lists are due before the start of camp, correct? If you have participated in camp, you cannot then be placed on PUP. If you did not participate in camp, wouldn’t you have already been on PUP?

    If you are injured during the pre-season, and are done for the year, don’t you first have to be cut, clear waivers, and THEN your team can place you on their IR??

  2. yem123 says: Aug 27, 2012 12:00 PM

    You go into the season with a PUP list… which mandates the player to sit out min. first 6 games.

    Is there a preseason PUP list? Probably… these are two separate lists.

  3. Josh Alper says: Aug 27, 2012 12:01 PM

    Two different lists. If placed on the list for the regular season, players cannot practice or play until teams have played six games. There is then a three-week window to start practicing. If they practice, there is a three-week window to be activated. If neither happens, players must be released or placed on injured reserve.

  4. yem123 says: Aug 27, 2012 12:02 PM

    Too bad, I was really rooting for Joe Martinek. He had a great career at Rutgers. I think he’ll land in someone else’s camp. Too much of a logjam at Giants RB position. I think the final RBs will be Bradshaw, Wilson, Ware, Scott, Hynoski. Giants at least giving Martinek a chance to sign on somewhere else is a good thing I guess.

  5. notmanning says: Aug 27, 2012 12:14 PM

    I think you guys are wrong on PUP.

    Giants had to waive Ballard first, they hoped he would clear waivers, and they could then place him on their IR. The Pats stepped in and grabbed him.

    Unless rules have changed, there is no “placing a guy on PUP” if he has participated in camp.

  6. Josh Alper says: Aug 27, 2012 12:22 PM

    The Ballard move had nothing to do with PUP. The Giants could have carried Ballard on their 90-man roster until today and placed him on the PUP list for the regular season but chose not to go that route. The preseason PUP list (active/PUP) is a precursor to the regular season (reserve/PUP) because players cannot practice and then be placed on either list, but the players still count against the roster during camp.

  7. notmanning says: Aug 27, 2012 12:23 PM

    Okay…looks like these guys must have started on the ACTIVE PUP list, and will be placed on the Reserve PUP list. But, as stated, they started on a PUP list to begin with.

  8. notmanning says: Aug 27, 2012 12:25 PM

    Why did the G-Men take that chance with Ballard? Why not start him on Active, and move him to Reserve?

  9. jbl429 says: Aug 27, 2012 12:27 PM

    There is and has always been the same PUP rule. Once a player participates in a single practice, they can’t go on the PUP list. Canty has not practiced, so he’s eligible for PUP. Terrell Thomas, on the other hand, did practice before re-injuring his knee. He’s not eligible for PUP. If he were, he’d already be on it.

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