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Vikings | Team did not gain roster spot this week

Kevin Seifert, of the Star Tribune, reports when the Minnesota Vikings placed injured LB Chad Greenway (knee) on Injured Reserve Wednesday, Aug. 16, they were unable to fill his roster spot because of a relatively obscure NFL rule. Because Greenway has less than four years of professional experience, he would have had to pass through waivers in order for the Vikings to return their training camp roster to a full 84. The NFL enacted the rule several years ago to discourage teams from the long-practiced routine of stashing rookie prospects on Injured Reserve with semi-conjured injuries; now, the player has to be important enough to lose a training camp roster spot in order to IR him.

2006-08-19 21:48:50 | Source:

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