The Green Bay Packers are getting an early start on leading the league in injuries this year. Two guys who showed up on Friday — linebackers Nick Perry and Mike Neal — failed their physicals.
In other words, they showed up injured. So the Packers put them on the physically unable to perform list.
The good news is the PUP list works a little differently during the preseason than it does during the season. Both guys are eligible to come off it as soon as they can pass their physicals. If they start the regular season on the PUP list, they can’t play for the first six weeks of the season.
You’re probably wondering what the hell is wrong with these clowns.
Hamstring! Gotta be a hamstring injury, right!?
The Packers haven’t made any announcements, so we don’t know. Perry hasn’t done squat all offseason though. He missed ample time (five games) in 2013 with a foot injury, although he also played through it for much of the season.
Neal is a bit of a mystery. He played every game last season and this is the first we’re hearing of any sort of injury this offseason.
The greater question here is about Perry.
In two seasons, he’s only managed to play a total of 17 games. At what point do the Packers just write him off?
You know who he’s starting to remind us of? The Walking Calamity, himself.