2022 NFL season: Every player on the PUP list


While every NFL team is nearing the regular season, some stars won't see the field to start the year.

Commanders defensive end Chase Young and Bills corner Tre’Davious White headline a group of players who will be sidelined for at least the first four weeks. They are both recovering from a torn ACL. As a result, they were each placed on the PUP list.

Here’s what you need to know about the PUP list, as well as which players are currently on it:

What does the NFL PUP list mean?

The physically unable to perform (PUP) list is for players who are carrying football-related injuries entering training camp. Players on the PUP list are allowed to participate in meetings and use team facilities, but they can’t practice.

There’s no initial penalty for a player going on the PUP list, as they can be activated at any time during the preseason. However, once activated they cannot be returned to the PUP list. 

If a player remains on the PUP list to begin the regular season they then become ineligible to practice or play in games for at least the first four weeks. A player on the PUP list counts against the 90-man roster during the preseason, but not the 53-man roster during the regular season.

After the first four weeks of the season, teams have the ability to utilize a 21-day window where a player on the PUP list can practice while still not counting against the 53-man roster. A team has until the end of that window to either activate the player, move them to injured reserve or release them.

What does the NFL NFI list mean?

The non-football injury (NFI) list acts similar to the PUP list, with the main difference being that it’s reserved for players who suffered an injury in a non-NFL setting. This includes rookies who are coming off football-related injuries suffered while in college, such as Lions wideout Jameson Williams who went down with a torn ACL in the national championship game.

Which NFL players are on the PUP list?

Here’s a look at all of the players starting the regular season on the PUP list::

Baltimore Ravens

LB Tyus Bowser

RB Gus Edwards

Buffalo Bills

CB Tre’Davious White

OG Ike Boettger

Cincinnati Bengals 

S Brandon Wilson

LB Joe Bachie

Denver Broncos

OT Tom Compton

Detroit Lions

CB Jerry Jacobs

DE Romeo Okwara

DE Josh Paschal

LB Natrez Patrick 

Green Bay Packers

RB Kylin Hill

Kansas City Chiefs

T Lucas Niang

Los Angeles Rams

S Quentin Lake

Miami Dolphins

CB Byron Jones

Minnesota Vikings

WR Blake Proehl

LB Ryan Connelly

New Orleans Saints

TE Dylan Soehner

New York Giants

C Nick Gates

OT Matt Peart

Philadelphia Eagles

TE Tyree Jackson

OT Brett Toth

San Francisco 49ers

CB Jason Verrett

Seattle Seahawks

CB Tre Brown

LB Ben Burr-Kirven

LB Jon Rhattigan

Tennessee Titans

LB Monty Rice

K Caleb Shudak

Washington Commanders

C Tyler Larsen

DE Chase Young

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