When roster cuts and moves were announced on Saturday, one transaction caught the eye of many: Hunter Henry was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list.
After tearing his ACL at the start of OTAs, many didn’t know where Henry would land once the cut to 53 happened. However, since the injury occurred during the offseason, it was the logical decision for the Bolts.
General Manager Tom Telesco explained why PUP was the way to go with number 86, and why it offers a small glimmer of hope for both the team and player alike in 2018:
“That’s a normal transaction to do since his injury happened before training camp. But, it does give us the small opportunity that if his rehab comes along very, very well, late in the year he could possibly come back to play. Now, the odds are much more that he’ll play next year and not this year, we know that. But, we figured let’s keep the window open if we can. I think it’s great for him. He has that little carrot at the end that maybe, maybe he could play. But we’ll be very, very smart with it. Everything would have to perfectly line up. We would never jeopardize Hunter’s long-term prospect with doing something now. But the opportunity was there and we (did) it so we’ll see where it goes, but that would be way, way down the road.”
Presenting your 2018 Los Angeles Chargers.