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Teams complain that Green Bay violated IR rule, think Aaron Rodgers should be released

The NFL stipulates that a player must have a new injury that would sideline him for six weeks, to be placed on injured reserve.


Kahron Spearman


According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, multiple teams are complaining that the Green Bay Packers have violated the injury reserve rule, and think Aaron Rodgers should be released outright.

The NFL specifies that a player must have a new injury that would sideline him for six weeks, to be placed on injured reserve. This obviously not the case with the Packers quarterback, who just played against the Carolina Panthers and suffered no new injuries. 

He's on IR, so it's a different schedule. His is different because he's still very involved and goes to the meetings and so forth, but he has a distinct rehab plan that all the guys on IR do as far as his rehab as he moves forward.

It was only after the Packers were eliminated that they put Rodgers on IR on Tuesday.

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