What are the implications of PUP for Tristan Davis and S Chase Minnifield? It's a way to bring someone into the line-up six games into the season without costing a 53 roster spot but costing a 90-man training camp spot. I assume another team can pull anyone from practice squad but can't pull someone from PUP.
If these are true, then it seems like a ploy to be better prepared for the inevitable Chris Cooley or other additions to injured reserve by game six, and pull Davis and Minnifield in just past one-third of the season so you get a virtual 55 roster not 53.
The Redskins lacked any huge playmakers last year. This is a good sign for Tristan Davis. It shows the Redskins take 4.3 speed seriously and are looking for guys that can really tear it up with speed and power. It also shows a sensitivity to differentiate between workhorse guys and big playmaker guys. That's great news for Davis, Aldrick Robinson, Niles Paul, and perhaps even Lance Lewis. The 'Skins stunk in the red zone last year and Lewis profiles as a great red zone behemoth receiver.
Bad news for Terrence Austin, Brandon Banks, and Anthony Armstrong who are neither workhorses nor huge playmaker threats (Banks sort of was 2 years ago on returns only). None of these 3 are pro level receivers.