Originally posted by SoCal9er:
Originally posted by ManBearPig99:
Unless I am completly clueless, Crabtree is not on the IR. It really wouldn't make any sense to put him there. Better served to leave on the PUP list. Doesnt' count until week 10, I think.
Technically, Crabs is currently on the PUP list. But he will be put on the IR designated to return list soon.
Correct. Wouldn't make sense to put him on the PUP once the season starts because then we would have to have him back week 7 even if he wasn't ready and we'd have to have him inactive every week until he was. He'd count as a roster spot as well. With the IR (designated to return list, you only get 1 player a year) who can come back at any time during the season. This way Crabtree can come back week 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, whatever and he won't count on the 53 man roster until he is ready to go and taken off the list. Means we won't have to cut someone after week 6 like if we would when he came back from PUP even though he'd sit and be inactive week 7, 8, 9, etc until he was ready to go. Side note: The IR Designated Player to Return Rule is only like a year or 2 old and is a great new rule. Because some times guys would be better but because they were on IR they couldn't come back for the entire season and playoffs. With this rule some guys who are ready to go still won't unless they are that one designated guy. Usually it will be the best player they think can come back the quickest. Not someone who could come back by week 7 otherwise you would just send them to the PUP (6 weeks out at least). Someone you think can come back late in the season or for playoffs. Again, would usually be on of your best players. We wouldn't use it for Luke Marquardt.
[ Edited by Gore_21 on Aug 19, 2013 at 10:59 PM ]