GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) – Green Bay Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy says he sees "no issue" with the team's decision to place quarterback Aaron Rodgers on injured reserve for a second time this season, despite complaints from other teams who claim the Packers violated the IR rule.
ESPN Senior Writer, Adam Schefter, reports that “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 – and Green Bay should have to release quarterback Aaron Rodgers as a result, league sources told ESPN.”
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Rodgers' backup, Brett Hundley, led Saturday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings, while Rodgers stood on the sidelines.
The Packers announced Tuesday that Rodgers was back on IR. He spent most of the season inactive with a broken collarbone. However, the Packers activated him for the Carolina game in hopes of securing a playoff bid. That didn't happen, and the Packers put No. 12 back on IR.
ESPN reporter and Cover 2 contributor Rob Demovsky reported, “On Thursday, asked McCarthy if Rodgers needed any other medical procedures, and he said: "Aaron’s in the rest-and-recovery mode. ... He has a distinct rehab plan that all the guys on IR do as far as his rehab as he moves forward."
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McCarthy spoke to the media on Sunday, and he did not seem concerned.
"Well, frankly I don't see any issue with Aaron Rodgers going on IR. My understanding is we communicated, followed the procedures and guidelines that you have to to put a player on IR so from our perspective there's no issue," McCarthy said
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