Go Back   New Orleans Saints - blackandgold.com > Main > Saints

Question for the Forum

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Why do the Saints, and other teams, put a player on IR before the last game of the season. I understand that a team going to the playoffs use that roster spot to sign another player or bring one to ...

Like Tree2Likes

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-03-2016, 05:18 AM   #1
SaintsWillWin
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Shreveport,Louisiana
Posts: 12,405
Question for the Forum

Why do the Saints, and other teams, put a player on IR before the last game of the season.

I understand that a team going to the playoffs use that roster spot to sign another player or bring one to the active roster from their practice squad.

The Saints put Spiller on IR and I didn't see a corresponding move from the PS or FA signing.

Thanks for any info
WhoDat!656 is offline  
Latest Blogs


Super Bowl thread Last Blog: 02-05-2017 By: OldMaid


2017 NFL Draft: All Freak Draft Last Blog: 01-29-2017 By: hagan714


Old 01-03-2016, 07:18 AM   #2
Site Donor 2015
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Thibodaux
Posts: 13,060
Blog Entries: 23
Re: Question for the Forum

Insurance. Workman's Comp. et al...

Last edited by jeanpierre; 01-03-2016 at 02:27 PM..
jeanpierre is online now  
Old 01-03-2016, 08:20 AM   #3
5000 POSTS! +
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 6,608
Re: Question for the Forum

I'm not overly sure but I'd guess we are trying to release Spiller with an injury settlement?

And for that maybe the player has to be on IR? if anyone can confirm that would help.
dizzle88 is online now  
Old 01-03-2016, 08:53 AM   #4
1000 Posts +
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Wherever I lay my hat
Posts: 3,587
Re: Question for the Forum

In preparation for injury settlement or to manage his expectations for when the Saints cut him post June 1 ro save $3.25 million under the cap
UK_WhoDat is offline  
Old 01-03-2016, 01:04 PM   #5
Resident Swede
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Märsta, Sweden
Posts: 6,551
Re: Question for the Forum

There might be some league rule requiring it if player is injured?
Crusader is offline  
Old 01-03-2016, 01:32 PM   #6
Site Donor
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Bedford, TX
Posts: 5,996
Blog Entries: 1
Re: Question for the Forum

Spiller is going no where.
K Major is online now  
Old 01-03-2016, 04:19 PM   #7
Site Donor 2014
Truth Addict
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Spanish Fort, AL (via NO and B/R)
Posts: 21,447
Re: Question for the Forum

To protect your practice squad guys.

We called up a couple players so they can't be poached.
Rell&Gold likes this.
Danno is offline  
Old 01-03-2016, 06:01 PM   #8
LB Mentallity
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 14,287
Blog Entries: 56
Re: Question for the Forum

It opens the IR settlement window for some
It allows you to get some of the younger players onto the roster to see what you have. that is huge when your backed into a cap corner with no way out
Rell&Gold likes this.
hagan714 is online now  
Old 01-03-2016, 09:37 PM   #9
Site Donor 2016
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 4,592
Re: Question for the Forum

Originally Posted by K Major View Post
Spiller is going no where.
With the way Cadet and Hightower played I doubt Spiller will make it past camp .
The Dude is offline  
Old 01-03-2016, 09:57 PM   #10
Site Donor
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Bedford, TX
Posts: 5,996
Blog Entries: 1
Re: Question for the Forum

Originally Posted by The Dude View Post
With the way Cadet and Hightower played I doubt Spiller will make it past camp .
Not so fast my friend ...

You can't assume that and a lot of players can look like Cadet after a couple of games. Spiller is an investment (put on your GM cap for a second) & if he is in fact working through an injury as well as learning the playbook, I'll hold off on judgment until camp starts next season.

Spiller could be a "bust" signing here but I ain't buying it .
K Major is online now  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:36 PM.


Copyright 1997 - 2014 - BlackandGold.com
no new posts