Munnerlyn, Sendejo, Ford open training camp on PUP list
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Zimmer said he doubts it will be long before Munnerlyn returns, and that the injury won't hold him back. Many believe he will be the starting corner on the outside opposite Xavier Rhodes, and then slide into the slot corner position in nickel packages.
"I didn't know a lot about him when we signed him. But he's a competitive guy," Zimmer said. "I think he does a very good job in the slot, knowing where he's at, the different techniques. He's still obviously learning the techniques we have. I've been happy with him.
"He's very, very competitive. He likes to talk a lot on the field, so we've got to keep him reined in a little bit. But that's better than having to go the other way," Zimmer said.
Players placed on the PUP list may watch practice, but are not allowed to participate in any manner, not even in walk-throughs.
Ford had surgery on his left foot, and Zimmer said he did not yet know if the Injured Reserve is a possibility. Ford apparently tweeted something about the injury and Zimmer didn't sound too pleased with that, saying they would have a "discussion about that this evening."