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Report: Packers Might be in Violation of IR Rules Regarding Rodgers; Could Be Forced to Release Him

The Packers were shutout by the Vikings on Saturday, and while their 2017 playoff hopes are over, they may have bigger concerns if you read what Adam Schefter of ESPN has to say about the team reporting the injury to Aaron Rodgers.

The report today on ESPN says that the Packers might be in violation of the injury rules regarding Rodgers, and that ‘multiple teams complained to the NFL’ about the Packers and how they put Rodgers back on IR and that he needed to have suffered a new injury in order for the team to put him on the injury status.

Here’s the report.

NFL rules stipulate that a player needs to have suffered a new injury that would sideline him at least six weeks to be placed on injured reserve and, if that is not the case, the team is obligated to release the player once he is healthy.

Rodgers was activated off injured reserve and played last Sunday against Carolina but came out of the game because he was “sore,” according to Packers coach Mike McCarthy.

But Green Bay did not announce its decision to place Rodgers back on IR until Tuesday, after the Packers had been eliminated from a potential postseason spot.

The reports goes on to say that the Pack could be forced to release Rodgers, which is crazy to think about, but let’s see how this latest NFL saga plays out.


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