Detroit Lions to place CB Emmanuel Moseley (knee) on PUP list, insist no set backs

Detroit Free Press

The Detroit Lions will have to wait a little bit longer to get one of their top free agent additions on the field.

The Lions will place cornerback Emmanuel Moseley on the physically unable to perform list, Lions coach Dan Campbell said before the start of training camp Sunday.

Moseley, who signed a one-year deal as part of the revamped Lions secondary this offseason, tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee last fall. He was a limited participant in offseason workouts, taking some reps in walk-through drills with the first-team defense, but the Lions left the spring hoping to have Moseley on the field early this summer.

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Campbell said Moseley is not currently with the team for medical reasons, but declined to elaborate.

“He’s excused,” Campbell said. “He will start on PUP when he arrives and it’s probably going to be a little bit longer than what we hoped for. And that’s really predicated on the work that was going, he was progressing so fast, so we’re going to put the brakes on a little bit. I don’t want to say (it’s a) set back, but it’s just a little bit — it’ll be a little bit longer.”

Moseley, who had one interception in five games for the 49ers last season, was expected to open the season as the Lions’ No. 2 cornerback, opposite fellow free agent addition Cam Sutton.

Jerry Jacobs, a part-time start the past two seasons, will remain the Lions’ No. 2 cornerback in Moseley’s absence.

Contact Dave Birkett at dbirkett@freepress.com. Follow him on Twitter @davebirkett.

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