Chris Harris Jr. will start camp on PUP list

July, 23, 2014
Jul 23
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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. will start training camp on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list, meaning he will not practice when the team takes the field Thursday morning.

Harris, who had ACL surgery earlier this year, is the only Broncos player who will open camp on the PUP list. He is still on track to be ready for the regular-season opener but is scheduled to see Dr. James Andrews, who performed his surgery, at the end of the week.

If Andrews clears Harris, who projects as one of the team’s starting cornerbacks, for at least some participation and he passes the Broncos' physical, as expected, he will then be moved off PUP and on to the team's active roster. Harris said earlier this month he is "doing everything" in his rehab workouts and expected to get a clean bill of health from Andrews.

“Once Dr. Andrews says I’m good to go, I’m back on the field," Harris said.

Broncos linebacker Von Miller (ACL surgery) and defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson (hip), who both finished the 2013 season on injured reserve, were each cleared to practice on a limited basis. Initially, Miller will likely only participate in individual drills and 7-on-7 drills in practices and is not expected to see any full-contact work until the Broncos' third preseason game -- Aug. 23 against the Houston Texans.

Jeff Legwold

ESPN Denver Broncos reporter

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