NFL teams are complaining to the league, believing that the Green Bay Packers should be forced to release quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
Multiple teams complained to the NFL last week that the Packers violated the rules regarding players who are eligible to be placed on injured reserve, according to a report from ESPN.
According to NFL rules, a player needs to have suffered a new injury that would sideline him at least six weeks to be placed on injured reserve.
The team is obligated to release the player once he is healthy if that isn’t the case.
Rodgers was activated off injured reserve and played last Sunday against the Carolina Panthers but exited the game because he was “sore,” according to Packers head coach Mike McCarthy.
Green Bay did not announce its decision to place Rodgers back on injured reserve until Tuesday when the team was eliminated from the playoff hunt.
The Packers decision to shut Rodgers down is what teams are claiming should warrant action from the league.
It is not believed that Rodgers suffered any type of new injury against the Panthers, and if he didn’t then, according to rules, the Packers should be forced to release him.
It is highly unlikely that the league will force the Packers to do so, which has many NFL teams asking why the Packers are immune to the rule and it’s disciplinary outline.
Three takeaways from the Detroit Lions divisional win against the Green Bay Packers, putting them at 2-3.
1. The Lions took advantage of every turnover they forced better than expected
The Lions forced three fumbles against the Packers and they were able to score each time. Along with that, each time they scored, it was a touchdown. In the end, taking advantages like that came up huge for the Lions and being the major factor in winning this game.
2. Bob Quinn’s drafted guys keep making plays
Kenny Golladay, Kerryon Johnson, and Da’Shawn Hand continue their great play and keep showing why their the top players for the team at their position. Golladay made great catches throughout the game, Johnson averaged 5.8 yards per carry this game with 70 yards rushing, and Hand had another sack and forced fumble. Guys like these continue to show that Bob Quinn is doing pretty good when it comes to drafting.
3. The Lions really could give some of the credit of this win to Mason Crosby
Mason Crosby leaving 13 points on the board can make a difference in a game. Either the crowd was in his head or he was in his own head as Crosby couldn’t make a field goal all day. The Lions haven’t gotten luck like that in a while, but luck happens in the NFL.
This win was needed for the Lions going into their bye week. They are now at 2-3 and have a week to prepare for another big game upcoming against the Miami Dolphins. Due to the tie between the Vikings and the Packers, there is a three way fight for 2nd place in the NFC North. The season is still early and it will be interesting to see where each team heads in these next few games.
Packers Placing Davon House on Injured Reserve
House had been dealing with the shoulder issue all season long and will now 8 weeks to recover, otherwise he could potentially miss the remainder of the season, according to ESPN’s Rob Demovsky.
Packers’ Mo Wilkerson Out for Season
Green Bay Packers defensive lineman Muhammed Wilkerson will miss the entire season after undergoing surgery, although details pertaining to the injury and the procedure were not immediately known, according to ESPN’s Rom Demovsky.
Wilkerson is playing on a one-year, $5 million deal with Green Bay this season.
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