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Nick Hardwick, Antonio Gates & Andrew Pinnock 2 the PUP list & EP likely 2b released

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  1. ghost_

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    http://myespn.go.com/blogs/afcwest/0-2-49/Another-Charger-to-PUP.html

    Another Charger to PUP

    July 23, 2008 12:19 PM



    Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson


    Another Charger looks like he is headed to the Physically unable to Perform List. Standout center Nick Hardwick appears on his way to the PUP, joining all-world tight end Antonio Gates and fullback Andrew Pinnock.

    Like Gates, Hardwick was expected to go this route for months after having off-season surgery. There is a chance that both Hardwick and Gates could miss sometime early in the season but both players remain confident they will be ready to go for the start of the season.

    The team signed veteran Jeremy Newberry as insurance for Hardwick earlier in the offseason.
    There has been some speculation that San Diego could look at bringing back former Pro Bowl fullback Lorenzo Neal if Pinnock does not heal quickly. However, the team is confident Pinnock will return and it also likes second-round pick Jacob Hester who can play both tailback and fullback. Neal wants to return to the NFL. There were signs earlier this offseason that Denver or Philadelphia could make a run at him but nothing developed.

    Meanwhile, it appears the Eric Parker situation could come to a head soon with his likely release.


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  2. loweezy

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    Nick Hardwick, Antonio Gates & Andrew Pinnock 2 the PUP list & EP likely 2b relea

    If they can't practice at a reasonable pace with the team at this point, they will be on the PUP list. It gives the team more roster flexibility. It will be concerning only if they remain on the PUP list the closer it gets to the start of the regular season.
     
  3. BlueandGold

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    Nick Hardwick, Antonio Gates & Andrew Pinnock 2 the PUP list & EP likely 2b relea

    Though it hurts in the short run, good move IMO. Get those guys healed up - they're too important to the long-range plan.

    Newberry/Manumaleuna can hold down the fort for now.

    As for the return of Neal... I'm lukewarm. I love the guy, but I don't know if he's got anything left. Plus I dread seeing the the pass to Lo that would have gone for -1 yards... if he caught it :lol::blink:
     
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    Nick Hardwick, Antonio Gates & Andrew Pinnock 2 the PUP list & EP likely 2b relea

    I need to bring my new child some chicken soup...
     
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    Nick Hardwick, Antonio Gates & Andrew Pinnock 2 the PUP list & EP likely 2b relea

    That pass to Lo Neal will be a pass to Hester instead.... for at least 5 yards. :yes:
     
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    Nick Hardwick, Antonio Gates & Andrew Pinnock 2 the PUP list & EP likely 2b relea

    the only real issue is whether these guys are on the PUP at the end of the pre-season, for now its no biggie
     
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    Nick Hardwick, Antonio Gates & Andrew Pinnock 2 the PUP list & EP likely 2b relea

    The Roster exemptions will help in camp.
     
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    Nick Hardwick, Antonio Gates & Andrew Pinnock 2 the PUP list & EP likely 2b relea

    How does the PUP list work? I was under the impression that if a player was on the PUP list that he had to miss 6 weeks?

    Does that only apply if the player is on the PUP at the start of the season and not in preseason?
     
  9. Charger Dave

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    Nick Hardwick, Antonio Gates & Andrew Pinnock 2 the PUP list & EP likely 2b relea

    Damn straight - this 80 man roster limit is stupid IMO. Should have jumped on 90 when it was proposed - this junk is going to wind up costing the teams more by trying to go on the cheap. :censored:
     
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    Nick Hardwick, Antonio Gates & Andrew Pinnock 2 the PUP list & EP likely 2b relea

    I am fairly sure that is correct
     
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    Nick Hardwick, Antonio Gates & Andrew Pinnock 2 the PUP list & EP likely 2b relea

    from some damn internet site


     

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