Per a report from the Miami Herald's Adam Beasley, Miami Dolphins rookie wide receiver DeVante Parker will start the season on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list.
Beasley spoke to Parker's agent, Jimmy Gould of Management One, who was also emphatic that Parker will be healthy for the start of the regular season, stating that "Everything points to him being ready for the regular season."
The young man out of Louisville has a very high ceiling and fits the criteria of exactly what quarterback Ryan Tannehill needs from his receivers. Early on, Parker showed the ability to catch the football at its highest point, he showed excellent hands, he showed an affinity for getting yards after the catch, and he's not afraid to go up and fight for the football with a defender.
With the report out that Parker will be placed on the PUP list to start out camp, it means he won't be able to participate in regular camp activities. Instead he will likely be doing rehab assignments on the side of the field, and reports are out that he will be ready to go come week one of the regular season.
But missing camp could set the wide receiver back significantly, as he'll need time to gain valuable experience that he won't be able to get thanks to his PUP status, and it's unknown whether he will be able to play in any preseason games. Expect Parker to get more involved near the middle of the season, when hopefully the Dolphins will already be making a case for the playoffs.
This story was written by Eldon Jenson. Follow him on Twitter: @EJFootball
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