Pop in ~ 75 Man roster set and Blackout watch!


Hi there, just thought I wold pop in from the Bandwagon to drop some news here:

Blackout watch – The Chargers have until 7 p.m. PT Tuesday to sell approximately 1,100 seats or we will be watching the game late!

75 Man Roster has been set using IR -

Dan DePalma, WR (shoulder)
Chris Gronkowski, FB (ankle)
Mike Willie, WR (knee)
I’m sure the boys will post more on these later!
ChargerGirl Cindi

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  • Daryl Peek

    What does this mean for the BOLTS cap wise? Do they still count against the cap?

    • http://boltbeat.com/ ChargerGirl Cindi

      Yes. They are included in cap. but it could be at a lesser amount if it was written that way in contract.

      • arnie


        • http://boltbeat.com/ ChargerGirl Cindi

          I wasn’t sure so I looked it up on wiki. The players still get paid.

          • Daryl Peek


    • arnie

      Not on IR. they get there money, but the are ineligible to play for a certain amount of time.
      I think the bigger picture here is they are protecting players they want to keep.

    • FitzWilly

      Injured Reserve (IR) List

      If the team decides to place a player on injured reserve, it must be a major injury. The NFL definesmajor injury as an injury that renders the player unable to practice or play football for at least six weeks — or 42 calendar days — from the date of injury.

      The NFL and the NFL Players Association agreed to a new short-term IR rule change which took effect last year. This change allows one player (per team) to be activated from the IR list. Before the enactment of this rule, any player that was placed on the IR list was not eligible to play again for the same team in that season (regular season and postseason).

      So, while the NFL does not limit the number of players on the PUP or IR, the salary cap sets its own constraints. One of the reasons the salary cap came into effect is the alleged abuse of the IR list to get around the NFL roster limit. High revenue teams, like the Dallas Cowboys, allegedly had the ability to redshirt unlimited young players by claiming they were injured (when they weren’t). Teams could place unlimited players on IR, thereby circumventing the roster limit.

      The salary cap effectively curbed the abuse of limitless players on IR. However, another problem was created. As stated previously, those on IR receive full pay for the season (and it’s counted against the cap), but are forbidden to dress again for the entire season. If a team believed the player could return that season, they had to keep the player on the 53-man roster (thereby occupying a precious roster spot). In this scenario, it is anything but a “level playing field” the NFL claims to be providing with these rules. This kind of occurrence is likely why the NFL and NFL Players Association came up with the player designation rule.

      The one player selected must be immediately “designated for return” at the time he is placed on the list. That designation must appear on the day’s Personnel Notice. That designated player is eligible to return to practice if he has been on the IR list for at least six weeks from the date he was placed on Reserve. He is eligible to return to the active list if he has been on the IR list for at least eight weeks from the date he is placed on Injured Reserve.

      • http://boltbeat.com/ ChargerGirl Cindi

        Well, there you go.

      • Nick in PB

        Then, can we release a player on IR so he doesn’t have to count against the cap? I mean, you can only have so many players taking up salaries before you have to get able bodies to play. Or, once they are put on IR, do you have to keep them???