Some injury updates from Mike Chappell regarding rookies Tim Fugger, Justin Anderson, and Josh Chapman:
#Colts place LB Tim Fugger (sports hernia), G Justin Anderson on PUP to open camp. NT Josh Chapman on NFI list (knee surgery from Alabama).— Mike Chappell (@mchappell51) July 28, 2012
Please, don't ask me to define what P.U.P. means. I did enough of that last year with the Peyton Manning neck saga. Basically, these guys are injured and will not practice or play until they are healthy. Simple as that. Until you see their names taken off these lists, don't expect them to suit up.
This includes Chapman, who many felt would be the starting nose tackle this year. However, it's clear he isn't healthy, and hasn't been since he was drafted. He hasn't suited up and practiced at all this offseason, and now he is missing significant parts of training camp. Fans should not expect much from this guy in 2012, which essentially means fans should expect teams to plow over the Colts run defense yet again this year.
I know some of you out there think Brandon McKinney can do the job, and I hope you are right. I'm not sold.
The other two nose tackles on the roster are Antonio Johnson and undrafted rookie Chigbo Anunoby out of Morehouse State.