Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports that the Seattle Seahawks will activate defensive end Chris Clemons from the physically unable to perform (PUP) list to the active roster.
Seahawks will move pass-rusher Chris Clemons to the active roster off PUP, source says. Returning from a torn ACL & meniscus— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 31, 2013
The way Pete Carroll has talked about how far ahead Clemons is in his rehab from ACL knee surgery, this is not a surprise.
However, there is some risk involved. The Seahawks rolled the dice last year by starting offensive lineman James Carpenter on the active roster in his return from major knee surgery. And Carpenter ultimately finished the season on the injured reserve list.
But Carroll seems to believe that Clemons could be ready by Week 3 or Week 4 of the regular season. If Seattle left Clemons on the PUP list, he could not play until Week 7.