The Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday placed offensive tackles La’el Collins and Devin Cochran and cornerback Chidobe Awuzie on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list ahead of the start of training camp on Wednesday.
Cincinnati Bengals Place Trio of Players on Physically Unable to Perform List
All three players will continue to count against the 90-man roster limit. Making these moves ahead of training camp keeps the trio eligible to be placed on the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list on cutdown day, in which case they would not count against the 53-man roster limit and would be ineligible to play in at least the first four regular season games.
Awuzie started the first eight games last season before tearing his ACL on Oct. 31 in a Monday Night Football loss against the Cleveland Browns. He said in the spring that he had been running, jumping, and lifting and had not experienced any setbacks during rehab, leaving him optimistic about his ability to be ready for the start of the regular season, if not sooner.
Collins, who started the first 15 games of the season at right tackle, tore his ACL on Dec. 24 in a road win against the New England Patriots. He was present for most of the OTA practices open to the media this spring, doing rehab work on the side.
Cochran, who also is rehabbing a knee injury, signed with the team as an undrafted college free agent out of Georgia Tech last year and spent the 2022 season on the practice squad.
Players on the Active/PUP list can participate in all team activities but cannot practice. They can be removed from the PUP list at any time, but once they are, they are ineligible to be placed back on it.
Expectations are that Awuzie will come off the PUP list and participate in training camp at some point, while the timeline for Collins is less clear.
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