Multiple teams complained to the NFL last week that the Packers violated the rules regarding players who are eligible to be placed on injured reserve — and that Green Bay should have to release quarterback Aaron Rodgers as a result, league sources told ESPN.
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. If that is not the case, the team is obligated to release the player once he is healthy.
You can go ahead and pencil in the Green Bay Packers for next year’s Super Bowl. This is some New England Patriots-esque cheating and the only result of that is a championship. I’ve been on the fence about my feelings towards Mike McCarthy but now that he is blatantly ignoring the rule book to the point where other NFL teams are complaining, he’s one of the best head coaches in the game.
Also, shout out to the NFL teams that want the Green Bay Packers to cut Aaron Rodgers as if they wouldn’t immediately just re-sign him within seconds. If anything, it would probably benefit the Packers as they might be able to sign him cheaper with all the injuries piling up.
I assume the Cleveland Browns think they have a chance to scoop up Rodgers if he’s a free agent. I envy their coke dreams. Can’t wait until Blaine Gabbert is a Browns starter next season.
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