Bears put Roquan Smith on physically unable to perform list

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In the case of Bears linebacker Roquan Smith, PUP may stand for player unwilling to practice.

The Bears have put Smith on the physically unable to perform list to start training camp, a designation that keeps players off the practice field while they’re recovering from injuries.

But Smith is reportedly unwilling to practice until the Bears give him a new contract, and it’s unclear whether he’s truly “unable” to perform right now.

The practice of “holding in” by reporting to camp but sitting out practice, rather than holding out of training camp altogether, has become more common in the NFL after the new Collective Bargaining Agreement imposed much stricter rules against players who hold out. Smith reported to camp, but he’s not practicing. He may become able to perform at the precise moment that he and the Bears agree to a new deal.

10 responses to “Bears put Roquan Smith on physically unable to perform list

  1. imagine showing up for work and not working. he should be hit with a suspension for conduct detrimental.

  2. So typical of the America we live in today. There is a rule that you have to show up for work. But it is interpreted that as long as you show up you don’t have to actually do anything. Kinda like all the millennials whining about having to go back in to work rather than “work” from home. Where they spent an hour to an hour and a half working and the rest tick tocking or playing video games. And are able to do their work which shows how little they have to actually do. If you can complete a days work in 90 minutes you don’t have enough work to do.

  3. whycantiloginanymore says:
    July 27, 2022 at 10:29 am
    So typical of the America we live in today. There is a rule that you have to show up for work. But it is interpreted that as long as you show up you don’t have to actually do anything. Kinda like all the millennials whining about having to go back in to work rather than “work” from home. Where they spent an hour to an hour and a half working and the rest tick tocking or playing video games. And are able to do their work which shows how little they have to actually do. If you can complete a days work in 90 minutes you don’t have enough work to do.
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    A lot of people are still working remotely, not just millennials. There are tons of studies showing working from home is more efficient than in the workplace (no distractions from fellow employees, no commute time, no going out for lunch,etc.).

    If you can complete a day’s work on in 90 minutes you are efficient, and your employer needs to find more business to fill your day.

  4. Fight for your worth, nobody is going to do it for you.

    Pay the man.

  5. Sounds like there’s nothing but old guys here who haven’t adjusted to the modern NFL. Before everyone jumps on me I am an old guy myself.

  6. Roquan is a linebacker. That’s a rather physical position with an unpredictable career span, just ask Ryan Shazier. Thus he has massive incentive to maximize what he earns now.

  7. whycantiloginanymore says:
    July 27, 2022 at 10:29 am
    So typical of the America we live in today.

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    I don’t know about the rest of y’all, but there is nothing typical, or even comparable, about an NFL player’s job and the one I work in a factory. I can “hold in” any time I want. Doesn’t mean I’ll be employed the next day. Whereas an NFL player can, and he’ll probably get a huge raise. That’s definitely not typical. Maybe don’t paint the entire country with a broad brush based on the work place standards of the mega-rich. 🤷‍♂️

  8. He deserves a payday. Great player, probably their best. And America has always been about making as much as you can. I don’t Know what some people are talking about. Overworking yourself for long hours to make other people rich while getting just enough to keep you coming back isn’t the rule just because generations before always did. I hope that cycle breaks for everyone. .

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