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(Some Guy)   Q: To avoid letting on the bubble players go through waivers to move them to the practice squad, how do you hide them? A: Fake injuries, put them on IR, and give them free "rehab" and a paycheck   (boltsfromtheblue.com) divider line 29
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2013-08-28 07:21:10 AM
I don't know who's going to file a grievance first - the union or another team.

And I'm amused that it was San Diego, considering they spent all those years with a quack as a team physician.
 
2013-08-28 07:26:14 AM
Stashing players on IR?  Nothing new.
 
2013-08-28 07:43:42 AM

pag1107: Stashing players on IR?  Nothing new.


Yeah I don't see the issue here.
 
2013-08-28 07:48:47 AM
MLB teams have done it for years, so have NFL
 
2013-08-28 07:58:13 AM
Did anyone interesting, other than Harrell, get released yesterday?
 
2013-08-28 07:58:57 AM
Standard operating procedure.
 
2013-08-28 07:59:39 AM
Win win all around. Not much choice since they don't have a minor league
 
2013-08-28 08:02:04 AM

DirtyDeadGhostofEbenezerCooke: Did anyone interesting, other than Harrell, get released yesterday?


He's already been signed by the Jets.
 
2013-08-28 08:17:48 AM

DirtyDeadGhostofEbenezerCooke: Did anyone interesting, other than Harrell, get released yesterday?


Yet another high yardage, huge stat QB got released? That's not very interesting at all, mainly shocked he washed out of the CFL.
 
2013-08-28 08:36:22 AM

DirtyDeadGhostofEbenezerCooke: Did anyone interesting, other than Harrell, get released yesterday?


Harrell was an interesting release?
 
2013-08-28 08:52:49 AM

InfrasonicTom: DirtyDeadGhostofEbenezerCooke: Did anyone interesting, other than Harrell, get released yesterday?

Harrell was an interesting release?


The Jets QB circus added a new clown.  Are you not entertained?
 
2013-08-28 09:04:34 AM
Subby is putting my brain on IR.

How about "How do you hide on-the-bubble players to avoid putting them through waivers and instead move them to the practice squad?"

See?  That parses to an actual sentence in English.
 
2013-08-28 09:09:31 AM

mcmnky: Subby is putting my brain on IR.

How about "How do you hide on-the-bubble players to avoid putting them through waivers and instead move them to the practice squad?"

See?  That parses to an actual sentence in English.


Except that isn't what subby means. You put them through waivers so you can put them on the practice squad, from where they could be signed by any team in the league, which is undesirable, so instead you put them on IR
 
2013-08-28 09:17:09 AM

Lost Thought 00: mcmnky: Subby is putting my brain on IR.

How about "How do you hide on-the-bubble players to avoid putting them through waivers and instead move them to the practice squad?"

See?  That parses to an actual sentence in English.

Except that isn't what subby means. You put them through waivers so you can put them on the practice squad, from where they could be signed by any team in the league, which is undesirable, so instead you put them on IR


"How do you hide on-the-bubble players to avoid putting them through waivers and moving them to the practice squad?"

Either way makes more sense than the word jumble of a headline.
 
2013-08-28 09:20:10 AM

Lost Thought 00: mcmnky: Subby is putting my brain on IR.

How about "How do you hide on-the-bubble players to avoid putting them through waivers and instead move them to the practice squad?"

See?  That parses to an actual sentence in English.

Except that isn't what subby means. You put them through waivers so you can put them on the practice squad, from where they could be signed by any team in the league, which is undesirable, so instead you put them on IR


This - practice squad for a team is not a protected position like on-roster players are - or IR'ed players, or suspended players, or PUP players.

That's why you IR a guy with a middling injury that you don't want to lose. Because waiving him puts him through waivers, and he's still vulnerable to a non-PS signing.
 
2013-08-28 09:23:35 AM
I see nothing wrong with this. Do people give a shiat? Also, nice typos author.
 
2013-08-28 09:25:15 AM

DirtyDeadGhostofEbenezerCooke: Did anyone interesting, other than Harrell, get released yesterday?


Did not know that happened but thank god. VY looked great and Harrell looked awful. Not to mention he almost lost us the NO game last year on his only play.
 
2013-08-28 09:50:41 AM

UNC_Samurai: I don't know who's going to file a grievance first - the union or another team.

And I'm amused that it was San Diego, considering they spent all those years with a quack as a team physician.


Please this is nothing new. IRed/waived moves can and are challenged by a lot of players. You usually see the team pay out a settlement because the player doesn't want to stick around on the IR the entire year, thinking he can land a gig with another team. This happens to every team every season. The players don't have to stick around if they don't want to.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/chi-chicago-bear s- matt-blanchard-20130827,0,5073801.story
 
2013-08-28 09:54:44 AM

steamingpile: DirtyDeadGhostofEbenezerCooke: Did anyone interesting, other than Harrell, get released yesterday?

Yet another high yardage, huge stat QB got released? That's not very interesting at all, mainly shocked he washed out of the CFL.


Yup he assumed the Saskatchewan roughriders were going to annoint him starter... Meanwhile the incumbent at the time (darian Durant) has 17 td's and 0 int's so far this year.

oh and Harrell was also told he'd have to compete to be a backup here as well.
 
2013-08-28 10:14:44 AM
Win-win all around.  Player gets paid for doing essentially nothing, still gets to get workouts in, stay sharp with the playbook and the coaches; not risking injury week in and week out.  He's not good enough to make the team now.  Better than being on no team, not getting paid.
 
2013-08-28 10:28:59 AM

SlothB77: Win-win all around.  Player gets paid for doing essentially nothing, still gets to get workouts in, stay sharp with the playbook and the coaches; not risking injury week in and week out.  He's not good enough to make the team now.  Better than being on no team, not getting paid.


Id love to be on IR.
 
2013-08-28 11:13:13 AM

machoprogrammer: SlothB77: Win-win all around.  Player gets paid for doing essentially nothing, still gets to get workouts in, stay sharp with the playbook and the coaches; not risking injury week in and week out.  He's not good enough to make the team now.  Better than being on no team, not getting paid.

Id love to be on IR.


Best job in sports.  May as well finish off that degree while you're not getting your body pulverized by 230 pound guys who can run a 4.5 40 and know exactly how to plant that helmet right in your kidney.
 
2013-08-28 12:00:34 PM
I know starting last year the NFL gave each team an exemption that they can move 1 player from IR to the active roster if it happens before week 6 or 8...

If the player is healthy, they can still release him and resign him correct?
 
2013-08-28 12:02:33 PM

DirtyDeadGhostofEbenezerCooke: Did anyone interesting, other than Harrell, get released yesterday?


As a Seahawks fan, I find the release of ex-GM Tim Ruskell's last two first-round picks, Aaron Curry (Giants) and Lawrence Jackson (Vikings) moderately interesting.  The fact that Curry couldn't even survive the trim to 75 presumably means he's done in this league.

Kenny Phillips and Josh Cribbs are a couple of well-known names.  Ricky Stanzi was once thought to be an intriguing QB prospect, although I guess his release isn't much of a surprise at this point (if you couldn't get onto the field when your team was starting the likes of Brady Quinn and Tyler Palko, it's probably safe to say you're not an NFL QB).
 
2013-08-28 01:14:36 PM
Being on IR is great, provided you're not there because you're injured.
 
2013-08-28 01:53:32 PM

robsul82: Being on IR is great, provided you're not there because you're injured.


And provided that you play football for the paycheck, not because you actually want to play the game.
 
2013-08-28 01:54:37 PM

IAmRight: robsul82: Being on IR is great, provided you're not there because you're injured.

And provided that you play football for the paycheck, not because you actually want to play the game.


Well, yeah.
 
2013-08-28 02:13:30 PM

smerfnablin: I know starting last year the NFL gave each team an exemption that they can move 1 player from IR to the active roster if it happens before week 6 or 8...

If the player is healthy, they can still release him and resign him correct?


I think the Chargers will save that for Melvin Ingram.
 
2013-08-28 06:49:03 PM

robsul82: IAmRight: robsul82: Being on IR is great, provided you're not there because you're injured.

And provided that you play football for the paycheck, not because you actually want to play the game.

Well, yeah.


Well, you'll play, just on the practice squad
 
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