Mike Neal (96) was placed on the physically unable to perform list by the Green Bay Packers Friday after failing his pre-camp physical. The move was a surprise considering Neal was a full participant in the Packers' offseason program. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Mike Neal, Nick Perry To Open Green Bay Packers Camp On PUP

The Green Bay Packers made some roster moves Friday as players reported to camp and took their physicals, with the first practice scheduled for Saturday morning.

Outside linebackers Mike Neal and Nick Perry failed their pre-camp physicals and were played on the physically unable to perform list, according to the Green Bay Press-Gazette.

The PUP designation means Neal and Perry can’t practice or play preseason games, but they can be activated any time before the end of the preseason.

If they remain on PUP into the regular season, they could not practice or play for the first six games.

Defensive linemen Letroy Guion and Jerel Worthy were placed on the non-football injury list and rookie wide receiver Jeff Janis was placed on the non-football illness list.

Neal was a full participant in the Packers’ offseason program and took most of the snaps along with Julius Peppers with both Clay Matthews and Perry sidelined during minicamp.

Neal hurt his knee early in the NFC Wild Card Playoff loss to the San Francisco 49ers in January.

Perry, meanwhile, missed five games last season with a broken foot and was not cleared to participate in the offseason program.

Matthews passed his physical after missing the entire offseason program following his second surgery on his right thumb, which he’s broken twice. The second injury came last December while sacking Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

Tight end Andrew Quarless was another player who did not participate in the offseason but appears to be ready to go for training camp.

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