A number of NFL groups are crying foul on the Packers over Aaron Rodgers’ return to injured reserve, and need the league to power Inexperienced Bay to launch the star quarterback consequently, in line with a report.
ESPN reported Sunday that a number of unnamed groups have complained to the NFL as a result of Rodgers got here off the IR record solely to be shut down for the season on everlasting IR following his return from a collarbone harm in final Sunday’s loss to the Panthers.
The idea of the grievance is that Rodgers reportedly didn’t endure a brand new harm. NFL guidelines state participant must have suffered a brand new harm that may sideline him not less than six weeks to be positioned on IR. If that’s not the case, the group is required to launch the participant as soon as he’s wholesome.
Rodgers missed seven video games after present process surgical procedure to restore a damaged proper collarbone he suffered on Oct. 15 in opposition to the Vikings. The Packers formally activated him off injured reserve final Saturday so he may play Sunday in Carolina and attempt to maintain Inexperienced Bay’s playoff possibilities alive.
Rodgers returned not totally recovered from the harm, and the 12 hits and three sacks he took didn’t assist. Packers coach Mike McCarthy later mentioned the QB was “sore” and in “relaxation and restoration mode,” although no new harm was introduced. Rodgers threw three touchdowns and three interceptions within the sport — the primary time he’s been picked off that many instances in a sport since 2009.
On Tuesday, Inexperienced Bay positioned Rodgers on season-ending IR after the Falcons’ victory over the Buccaneers on Monday ended Inexperienced Bay’s playoff hopes.
It’s attainable that Rodgers may have performed Saturday in opposition to Minnesota and subsequent week in opposition to Detroit had the Packers nonetheless been competing for a postseason berth. Nonetheless, a supply advised ESPN that Rodgers wasn’t going to be medically cleared to play in opposition to the Vikings.
The NFL has reportedly referred all inquiries to the Packers, who aren’t commenting.
The grievance shouldn’t be anticipated to lead to Rodgers’ launch. Groups out of playoff rivalry frequently put gamers on IR for the ultimate two video games of the common season, even when the gamers may have performed in a sport that had postseason implications.