Found July 24, 2013 on NFL Injury Report:
The New Orleans Saints have placed linebacker Victor Butler, safety Roman Harper and cornerback Patrick Robinson on the physically unable to perform list, according to Ian Rapoport of Rapoport indicated that it's not surprising to see Butler hit the PUP list. He suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in June, and there's a chance he could miss the entire 2013 season as a result. It's not clear at this point what's hobbling Harper, who's slated to be one of the team's starting safeties. He signed a contract extension with New Orleans in May after totaling two interceptions over 16 starts last season. Robinson's placement on the list isn't extremely surprising either, as his ailment has at least been defined. The cornerback suffered a knee injury in June during minicamp. Like Harper, Robinson made 16 starts last season, intercepting three passes over that span. Follow @TheNFLInjuryRpt Looking for fantasy football advice?

Saints place Butler, Harper, Robinson on PUP

The New Orleans Saints have placed safety Roman Harper, cornerback Patrick Robinson, and linebacker Victor Butler on the PUP list. The #Saints have placed LB Victor Butler, S Roman Harper, and CB Patrick Robinson on PUP list, I'm told. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 23, 2013 The Saints can activate Harper, Butler and Robinson at any time during camp. Need NFL Tickets? ...

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