|12/24/2017 2:50:00 PM||
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, a number of teams have complained about the Packers' decision to place Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) on injured reserve following last week's loss to the Panthers.
Rodgers came off injured reserve to play Week 15, but returned a week later after the Packers were eliminated from the postseason. In order to be placed on IR, a player needs to have suffered a new injury that would sideline him for at least six weeks. Per NFL rules, if a player is sent to IR without suffering a new injury, the team is required to release him once healthy. It's fairly obvious that Green Bay bent the rules in regards to Rodgers' injury, though there's little chance of the Packers releasing their franchise cornerstone.
|12/21/2017 4:06:00 PM||
Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Aaron Rodgers (collarbone, injured reserve) will not need another surgery.
It confirms the Packers were just being cautious by placing Rodgers on injured reserve. "Aaron's in rest and recovery mode," McCarthy said. "He has a distinct rehab plan as he moves forward." Rodgers should be 100 percent well before the offseason program.
|12/19/2017 9:05:00 PM||
Packers placed QB Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) on injured reserve, ending his season.
Making his long-awaited return, Rodgers did not look like himself in last week's playoff-eliminating loss to the Panthers, tossing three interceptions for the first time since 2009. It's still baffling the Packers decided he was healthy enough for that game but not Weeks 16 and 17. Coach Mike McCarthy had expressed displeasure with how many hits Rodgers took. Now 34, Rodgers will head into the offseason having made his fewest appearances (seven) since 2007. Rodgers did not appear diminished athletically this season, but he's obviously nearing an age where that will soon become a certainty. That being said, there's still every reason to believe he will remain an elite fantasy option in 2018.
via: Adam Caplan on Twitter