Teams must decide by the 53-man roster cutdown deadline (Aug. 30 this season) whether to place a player on this list. Players placed on this list at that time must miss at least the team's first four games -- down from six in seasons prior to 2022. Unlike in the past, players can be activated immediately after such time has elapsed. Any player who is designated Reserve/PUP on or after rosters are reduced to 80 (Aug. 23 this season) will also be subject to the same four-game absence.
With all of the WRs on the roster there will be some tough cuts assuming they stay healthy. It makes a lot of sense to keep Shep and maybe even Robinson on PUP. If the WR corp comes out of camp healthy it makes sense to keep a couple guys on PUP and then by week 4 make the necessary moves.