Originally posted by ninerlifer:
Originally posted by jreff22:
Originally posted by FL9er:
Didn't the NFL approve a rule that allows players on IR to play that same year once healthy? Does that go into effect this season?
it does but the option was not used on him....done for the year
He was actually put on IR, the DAY BEFORE this option was to be available for all teams to use. curious
Recover time for a fully torn triceps is 3-6 months. Putting Haralson on track for a week 12 return at the earliest, thus making the new 8 week IR exemption an unlikely choice. Haralson would likely be inactive or going 25-50% during the final weeks of the season and probably have little to no effect during the post season.
With him being a backup now and slated to never see the field barring injury I can see why we would go the proven veteran route for a whole season rather then risk exposing Haralson to more harm on the back end of the year.
to reiterate, we elected to put Haralson on IR the day before the new 8 week IR became available because he likely would've never seen the field anyway and it is not worth risking further harm to him when we could have a reliable veteran already going full speed by the time Haralson could even consider playing again.
[ Edited by sfout on Sep 5, 2012 at 10:17 PM ]