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Tony Moeaki Beginning Camp On PUP List

Posted Jul 29, 2011

Coach Todd Haley says the ailment isn't serious in nature

Chiefs second-year TE Tony Moeaki will begin training camp on the Physically-Unable-To-Perform (PUP) list. That inclusion will keep him out of camp's initial practice at Missouri Western State University Friday afternoon.

Landing on PUP can result from a number of reasons ranging from a failed conditioning test to a nagging injury. The nature of Moeaki’s ailment isn’t public, though Head Coach Todd Haley says it isn't serious in nature. Moeaki was an on-time report to training camp Thursday afternoon.

"There is nothing major with any of the players that you might see on that (PUP) list," Haley said. "In this situation, having not seen (players) for an extended period of time, I think the one thing you don't want to do is aggressively over-do it. It's more on the side of prudence with Tony."

Players who begin training camp on PUP can be activated at any time. However, a player must sit out the first six weeks of the season if he begins the regular season on PUP. Those on the PUP list count against the 90-man training camp roster.

Moeaki ranked 14th among NFL tight ends last season with 47 catches and his 556 receiving yards were the league’s 15th-best mark. That reception total was enough to break Tony Gonzalez’s (33) franchise record for receptions by a rookie tight end, while his yardage total fell three yards shy of Walter White’s (559) rookie record set in 1975.

Among all NFL rookie tight ends, Moeaki’s 47 receptions ranked second behind Cincinnati’s Jermaine Gresham (52) and his 556 receiving yards trailed only New England’s Aaron Hernandez.

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