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Moore Could Open Season On PUP List


Safety Kareem Moore could open the regular season on the Redskins' physically unable to perform list, head coach Mike Shanahan said.

Moore has been sidelined all of training camp and preseason with a knee injury that dates back to last season. He underwent knee surgery last December.

"I really don't know about Kareem," Shanahan said. "He's getting better. I want him at a certain level so he can play in a game. He's such a competitor, he wants to practice, and he wants to play. Until he's close to 100 percent, I don't want to put him in that situation."

The decision to put any player on the PUP list gives the team time to wait until the injury is healed.

A player who opens the regular season on the PUP list is required to sit out the first six weeks.

"When you're on the PUP list, you ask the guy when he feels he's 100 percent or close to it," Shanahan said. "Giving him more time is what it amounts to."

Fellow safety LaRon Landry also remains on the PUP list. He started training camp rehabbing an Achilles injury but now he is sidelined with a sore hamstring.

"We'll evaluate that hamstring day-by-day," Shanahan said. "You sure would like him to be able to play in that last preseason game to get some reps, especially when he missed the second half of last season. Does he have to [play]? No, but it would sure help."

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