LeCharles Bentley Benched - For Now - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

LeCharles Bentley Benched - For Now

Berea, OH -  The Cleveland Browns have placed OL LeCharles Bentley on the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform (Reserve/PUP) list, the club announced today.  The roster move was made this afternoon to get down to the NFL mandated 75-man roster limit by 4:00 p.m. today.

During the first six weeks of the regular season, players on Reserve/PUP are allowed to attend meetings and continue rehabilitation at the club facility, but are not eligible to practice with the club. 

After the sixth week, the club has a three-week window (Weeks 7-9) to allow a player on Reserve/PUP to begin practicing with the club. Once the player begins practice, he can practice for three weeks before the club must make a decision as to his roster status.

At any point following the sixth week of the regular season through the expiration of the player's three week practice window, the club can add the player to the 53-man roster or place the player on Reserve/Injured. Additionally, at the expiration of the practice window, the club can allow the player to remain on Reserve/PUP for the remainder of the season.

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