Not much news out of McCarthy's season-opening press conference. The one big nugget was that Al Harris, Atari Bigby and James Starks will all start training camp on the Physically Unable To Perform list. They each count toward the 80 man roster limit while they are on PUP (the team waived LB John Russell this morning) and can come off at any time before the regular season starts. If any of them is on the PUP once the season starts, they can not play in a game until Week 7.
Harris is obviously battling back from his knee injury and Starks apparently has some lingering problems with the hamstring that caused him to miss some time during OTAs.
The surprise, I guess, is Bigby. McCarthy indicated that Bigby's ankle gave him problems during the conditioning tests. Now, I'm no doctor, but if what they are saying is true (a 50/50 when it comes to Bigby and the history the team has of reporting his injuries) I can't help but think that this is some kind of chronic thing that is never going to completely heal, they know it, and thus the move up in the draft to grab Burnett.
Just spitballin' here, but something just doesn't sit right with the whole Bigby situation, including his decision to stay away all offseason...for what exactly? The whole thing stinks of yesterday's diapers.
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