Originally posted by nekst:
Why don't we put Brandon Jones on the PUP list since he's probably going to be out until Week 4 or Week 5 anyways?
Because he is ineligible for the PUP list.
A player can only be put on the PUP list if he is unable to perform before the start of training camp. You cannot put a player on PUP if he gets hurt during training camp, as Brandon Jones was.
I am still surprised that people always get confused about who can be put on the PUP list, there is a very easy rule of thumb:
Hurt before training camp: Can but put on PUP
Hurt after training camp started: Cannot be put on PUP
It gets more complicated with the roster spots and when a guy on PUP can be activated again, but the rule of thumb should make it pretty easy to determine who is eligible for the PUP list and who isn´t.
As for Brandon Jones, he clearly isn´t.