A week ago, New York Giants defensive tackle Chris Canty was already counting down the days. He knew his time on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list was ending, and he assured everyone that he would "absolutely" be ready to return to the field this week. Well, the time is here, and Canty is ready to go.
When Big Blue hits the practice field on Tuesday afternoon, #99 will likely be there. And if all goes well, he has a chance to play against the Washington Redskins this Sunday.
Canty admits that, although frustrated, the team likely made the correct decision by putting him on PUP. He acknowledges that his knee feels much better now than it had, and that he's lost 10-15 pounds, but remains in good shape and well conditioned.
The news wasn't as good for tight end Travis Beckum, who Coughlin said is not ready to return to practice yet after tearing his ACL during Super Bowl XLVI.
Players on the Physically Unable to Perform list must miss the team's first six games of the season before a three-week window opens up for them to return to practice. The team then has an additional three weeks to place them on the 53-man roster. If, after that, they aren't placed on the 53-man, they must be placed on Injured Reserve (IR) or released.
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