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Golden Tate and Ziggy Ansah placed on PUP for Lions

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Shoulder injuries will keep a handful of players on the physically unable to perform at the start of training camp for the Detroit Lions.

According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, receivers Golden Tate and T.J Jones, and defensive end Ziggy Ansah will open training camp on the physically unable to perform list.

Ansah had shoulder surgery in February and was expected to be ready for the start of the season. However, he apparently still isn’t quite able to get on the field for the start of camp.

Jones also had shoulder surgery in June to repair a lingering college injury. Tate missed mini-camp in June after falling on his shoulder during OTAs.

The move to place the trio on PUP for the start of training camp in likely just a procedural decision. All three players are expected to be healthy in time for the season. However, the Lions would lose the ability to place the players on PUP for the regular season if they aren’t designated before the start of camp.

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19 Responses to “Golden Tate and Ziggy Ansah placed on PUP for Lions”
  1. garypagetwo says: Jul 24, 2014 12:55 AM

    Send the Vikings to the CFL .. GARBAGE of the NFL

  2. poorcalvinisstuckonthecrappylions says: Jul 24, 2014 1:03 AM


  3. billybone says: Jul 24, 2014 1:05 AM

    The last sentence explains why there are so many players being put on the PUP at the start of training camp.

  4. steviepinhead says: Jul 24, 2014 1:08 AM

    Hope you’re feeling better soon, Golden!

  5. lionrexx says: Jul 24, 2014 1:15 AM

    Goddamitt !!

  6. dino2997 says: Jul 24, 2014 1:49 AM

    Lions fans can get their excuses ready for yet another losing season.

  7. usdcoyotesfan says: Jul 24, 2014 1:57 AM

    Tate pushed off and didn’t catch the ball against the Packers.

  8. jacobslatter says: Jul 24, 2014 2:09 AM

    Silence is…………………….. Golden.

  9. jimmysee says: Jul 24, 2014 4:45 AM

    Hate to see anyone not able to get into camp.

  10. lionsdraftguy says: Jul 24, 2014 5:06 AM

    No worries here. If any of their names were “Aldon Smith”, id be a little nervous.

  11. tap79 says: Jul 24, 2014 6:41 AM

    Oh remember the Seahawks were dumb for getting rid of that slime bag Tate… All I have to say is lol another reason to thank God he is gone.

  12. 1952vikefan says: Jul 24, 2014 6:45 AM

    shouldn’t they be on the kitten list being from cat family

  13. n0hopeleft says: Jul 24, 2014 7:24 AM

    The Giants are going to pound the Lions.

  14. cribbage12 says: Jul 24, 2014 8:12 AM

    Hard to catch a pass or gain leverage on an O-lineman if you can’t raise your arms. Picking up these players will come back to haunt the Lions, who finish 7-9 in the division this year, just 8 games better than the Vikings.

  15. floratiotime says: Jul 24, 2014 9:00 AM

    Ziggy ‘the bust’ Ansah.

  16. realitycheckbaby says: Jul 24, 2014 9:30 AM

    Good luck Golden.

  17. 1952vikefan says: Jul 24, 2014 2:25 PM

    Detroit is not a nice place to have to drive thru let alone live but the vikings will destroy them

  18. calvinthegreat82 says: Jul 24, 2014 5:06 PM

    I wish I was a Viking’s fan. The Lions Suck!

  19. VenerableAxiom says: Jul 24, 2014 5:56 PM

    That’s what happened to Dion Jordan last year. The problem is it makes very difficult to do any upper body conditioning. So even if you heal enough to play, you’re not going to be at full strength.

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