Originally posted by gold49digger:
What's gonna happen with Okoye?
Tuesday afternoon, the San Francisco 49ers waive/injured defensive tackles Lawrence Okoye and Lamar Divens, as they cut down to the 75-man roster limit. After several releases on Monday, Tuesday was all about injury designations.
A day later, both Okoye and Divens cleared waivers, which is not a big surprise. When a player is waive/injured, they are placed on the league's waiver wire, which means any team can place a claim on the player. If a team claims the player, that player must either remain on that new team's 53-man roster, or be waived again.
The 49ers now have two options. The players revert to the team's injured reserve list, where their salaries impact the salary cap. A team has the option of working out an injury settlement with the player, which would basically cut them loose. The 49ers agreed to an injury settlement with Darcel McBath, so he is now a free agent.
So to sum it up can keep him on IR and pay him his full salary I believe or do what they did with Darcel McBath and instead of paying him is full salary settled on 221K and said goodbye. He is now a FA and can sign with anyone when he is healthy including us although highly unlikely he will be back. Usually a team would just keep him on IR if we had interest in him like we did with Fleming.
[ Edited by Gore_21 on Sep 1, 2013 at 7:08 PM ]