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Mario Manningham to start on PUP

Updated: August 19, 2013, 11:18 AM ET
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Although the San Francisco 49ers are pleased with Mario Manningham's recovery from a knee injury suffered last December, the wide receiver will start the season on the physically unable to perform list, coach Jim Harbaugh said Sunday.

By rule, players who are placed on the PUP list to start the season must sit out the first six games. Teams then have from Oct. 15 through Nov. 19 in which those players can practice for a period of 21 days. After that practice period, teams must ...

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