Good news for the @RamsNFL . WR @CooperKupp will not be placed on PUP when training camp opens later this week, according to the team. It has been a long recovery from knee surgery but he has been cleared. His work load will be measured.— Steve Wyche (@wyche89) July 23, 2019
Players on the preseason PUP list do not count against their team’s 90-man roster. Many teams use the preseason PUP for seasoned players who benefit less from camp than young, inexperienced players that the team can add with the roster exemption afforded via the PUP. That Kupp isn’t being placed on it means the Rams have confidence in his early participation in camp.
One of quarterback Jared Goff’s favorite targets, Kupp has been sidelined since he suffered a torn ACL in Week 10 last season. Head Coach Sean McVay has been hoping to have have Kupp back at 100% for the Rams Week 1 opener against the Carolina Panthers, and things seem to be progressing in that direction.
Thankfully things are looking good for the Rams’ slot rocket Cooper Kupp as camp opens up this Saturday.