Cardinals activate King from PUP list
Aug. 13, 2012
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- The Cardinals were back on the field Monday at Northern Arizona University as normal training camp resumed after a week in Kansas City. Part of that normalcy was the reappearance of tight end Jeff King, who was activated from the PUP (physically unable to perform) list before the morning walk-through.
King missed all of OTAs, mini-camp and the first three weeks of camp while rehabbing from quadriceps surgery -- an injury he would only say occurred during the offseason program.
“It was a grind for two and a half months,” said King, who said he had never missed any time with an injury in his entire playing career, which began at age 7. “Hopefully it’s to that point where you can phase back into practice. We’ll be limited today. The goal is to be practicing full by next week. With what I had, that’s a best-case scenario.”
King led the team’s tight ends with 27 catches for 271 yards and three touchdowns last season. His receiving skills were a surprise bonus since he was known primarily for his blocking skills. His presence gives the team good depth at the position with Todd Heap, Rob Housler and Jim Dray.
King and running back Beanie Wells both began camp on the active PUP list but are now active. Wells could play this Friday in Glendale against the Raiders. King said the goal for him is to play Aug. 23 vs. Tennessee.
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