Originally posted by saj4423:
I think it makes them look better. They get the player without giving away a draft pick. No one here knows why he didn't pass the physical and maybe he was just out of shape and has been working hard. If he is healthy I hope they sign him.
Wouldn't this be a bit conniving in a way? This can be done to almost force teams into awkward positions.
Team A makes a trade for a player from team B, Team A purposely fails the physical so that the trade is nixed. Now the player feels alienated towards his orignal team and front office. "wtf you traded me for a draft pick? F this team, i don't wanna play for them again". Now team B is 'forced' to release him or have a disgruntled player in the lockerroom. Team A signs him without giving up a pick.