With the announcement of linebacker Shawn Crable joining Wes Welker on the active PUP list, you could actually hear a collective groan resonate throughout New England.
Reports on WEEI this morning mentioned the possibility that with the¬†rookies reporting on Sunday,¬†it’s possible that¬†Crable may have been required to report.¬† One thought mentioned¬†by Michael Holley¬†may have been that¬†he may not¬†have earned “veteran” status yet, since he’s yet to play a down of football since being drafted.¬† If that’s the case, it holds true to the possibility as Shalise Manza Young of the¬†Globe pointed out that Crable may have simply failed his conditioning test.
Obviously we don’t know the reason, but if that’s the case it¬†definitely wouldn’t be a good thing.
Reports from minicamp last¬†month¬†said that his reps were limited, and what ones he did get were with the scout team.¬† One has to wonder if he’s injured or if it’s something else – but today’s report is certainly disappointing, especially if he doesn’t come off of it early on.¬†¬† He’s spent the last two years on injured reserve,¬†although despite this morning’s designation under league rules, like Welker he can be taken off the list at any time.
Either way, it seems to be¬†another setback for a guy who had so much promise coming out of Michigan.¬† Hopefully it’s finally¬†his last.