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Saints' Rankins to start camp on PUP list

Mark Menard
July 23, 2019 - 5:41 pm

New Orleans Saints defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins will begin training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list. That's according to the NFL transactions wire.

Rankins is recovering from a torn Achilles tendon that he suffered during the Saints' playoff win over the Philadelphia Eagles on January 13 of this year.

In being places on the PUP list, Rankins is eligible to return to the roster at any point during training camp and the preseason. If he's still on the list in Week 1 of the regular season, he'll be required to miss at least the first six games.

Normally, the prognosis for recovery from an Achilles tendon tear is 10 months, which would place Rankins back in the lineup sometime in November.

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