The Texans will begin their 2016 training camp with five players on the Active/PUP (Physically Unable to Perform) list, the team announced Monday. Starting left tackle Duane Brown and J.J. Watt are the most notable, followed by tackle Jeff Adams, safety Lonnie Ballentine, and cornerback Cleveland Wallace III.
The PUP list did not include a handful of players who appear to be ready to participate in some or all activities when camp begins. Johnathan Joseph, Ryan Griffin, Kevin Johnson, and Charles James II all missed OTAs and minicamp this offseason. Griffin was rehabbing for an Achilles injury while Johnson underwent multiple surgeries at the end of the 2015 season. James, placed on injured reserve following Week 16, was working his way back from a stress fracture in his foot.
Active/PUP during training camp means that players cannot practice with the team until removed from the list. Once they are, players can immediately return to practice and are no longer eligible for the Reserve/PUP at the start of the regular season. A player placed on Reserve/PUP does not count against the 53-man roster limit but will miss at least six weeks of the regular season.
The Houston Texans 2016 training camp begins Sunday, July 31 at the Houston Methodist Training Center.