One of the first indicators of who will be on the field at training camp comes in the early days when teams release their PUP (physically unable to perform) list.
Today, the Cleveland Browns shared the good news that no one is on their PUP list.
That means that those players who spent all or part of last season on injured reserve and the offseason rehabbing are ready to go.
It appears the #Browns will not be placing anyone on the PUP list as training camp opens up. That means players like Odell Beckham Jr., Greedy Williams, Grant Delpit, and Chirs Hubbard are all good to go. All healthy to start camp.
— Brad Stainbrook (@BrownsByBrad) July 27, 2021
This list could have been at least five deep so this news is a positive start to the 2021 season.
Here is a rundown of who could have been on the list.
1. Grant Delpit
Free safety Grant Delpit tore his Achilles in training camp last season so he never took the field as a rookie.
We saw him in the offseason looking very strong.
— MoreForYouCleveland (@MoreForYou_CLE) July 9, 2021
2. Greedy Williams
Cornerback Greedy Williams had a nerve injury in his shoulder that sidelined him.
Having Williams ready to go in training camp means he will have a chance to fight for his role in this newly assembled defense.
Greedy Williams "Rehab has been a fight but I trust my staff. Grant (Delpit) and I kept each other in high spirits rehabbing together. I'm excited to get back out there with my brothers and put the work in."
"I expect to be 100% ready for camp." pic.twitter.com/rnnylYDfhm
— Nick Karns (@karnsies817) June 9, 2021
3. Odell Beckham Jr.
Wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. only saw action in seven games last season before suffering a season-ending ACL injury.
Surgery and rehab encompassed his entire offseason.
As with Delpit, we have seen social media clips of his workouts and footwork which look outstanding.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 27, 2021
4. Chris Hubbard
Offensive lineman Chris Hubbard was lost for the remainder of the season in December when he suffered torn ligaments in his knee during the Giants game.
How valuable was #Browns Chris Hubbard this year in relief of PFF top-graded G Wyatt Teller? Exhibits A and B, among all qualifying guards:
71.9 offensive grade (12th)
78.3 pass-blocking grade (8th)
Note: Pro-Bowler Joel Bitonio is 3rd in both categories 🤯 pic.twitter.com/GniV1ZvSxM
— PFF CLE Browns (@PFF_Browns) December 23, 2020
5. Curtis Weaver
Curtis Weaver may not be a household name for Browns fans yet, but that could soon change.
He was a fifth-round pick for the Miami Dolphins out of Boise State in 2020.
Weaver broke his toe during training camp and ended up being cut by the Dolphins.
The Browns claimed him, and he spent last season on injured reserve.
Weaver was the first collegiate pass rusher to receive above 90 grades from Pro Football Focus since Myles Garrett did while at Texas A&M.
Having no one on the PUP list to begin training camp makes the opening of 2021 Browns training camp even more interesting.