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DiGiorgio likely to return to Bills

Posted by Chris Brown on July 25, 2009 – 5:55 pm

John DiGiorgio is now a part of the waiver process after failing his physical, which this time of the year is a 24-hour window. It was a tough break for a valued player on the roster. Here’s what I think will happen.

First, DiGiorgio, unless he is claimed by another club during his 24-hour waiver period, is still under contract with the Bills. By listing him as failed physical it’s likely that the Bills will transition him from the active roster to Reserve PUP, provided he clears waivers.

Reserve PUP is different than active PUP, which is what Hardy and Hawthorne are on. Active PUP means as soon as you are healthy enough to be medically cleared to practice you can be added to the active roster immediately. Reserve PUP means you may never return to the roster that season.

But provided he is not claimed by another NFL club he will still be under contract with Buffalo. DiGiorgio signed a two-year deal this past offseason, which runs through 2010.


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