The Detroit Lions put three players on the PUP list to start training camp. While not all of them will stay on that list into the preseason, they all will be on that list for at least the first day of camp. Those three players are LaAdrian Waddle, Joique Bell, and Jason Jones. All three players are expected to be starters again this year so these additions are difficult ones for Lions fans.
Bell and Waddle are recovering from knee surgeries and are expected back at some point. Waddle, though, may be out longer due to how late in the season his injury occurred. Jason Jones‘ injury does not appear to be a long term one, but given his history is knee problems, it is best to ease him back in.
The good news here is that corner Nevin Lawson and linebacker Stephen Tulloch are not on the PUP list. Lawson had a difficult foot injury last season and Tulloch tore his ACL. With neither player on PUP, they will both be taking part in normal team activities and competing for roster spots (Tulloch’s is secure).