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What Streater’s injury settlement means

Posted by Chris Brown on September 2, 2017 – 3:56 pm

Rod Streater was one of the more consistent players in Bills training camp, but a toe injury led to an injury settlement between him and the club on Saturday. What does it mean? Here are the rules.

An injury settlement means Streater is eligible to sign with any of the other 31 NFL clubs and play for them when he’s healthy. At the end of the agreed upon recovery time in Streater’s injury settlement, the Bills would have to wait another three weeks beyond that term before they would be eligible to sign him back to their roster.

So in the event that Streater goes unsigned for the three weeks following the term outlined in his injury settlement, the Bills would then he able to sign him and add him to their 53-man roster.


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LB Eddins released from I-R

Posted by Chris Brown on September 20, 2011 – 2:35 pm

Bills LB Robert Eddins, who landed on injured reserve following Week 1 with an undisclosed injury, has been released from the team’s I-R list.

Eddins reached an injury settlement with the Bills, which likely means his injury is one he feels from which he can return before the 2011 season is over. By league rule, once he can pass a physical, Eddins is eligible to sign with any other NFL club. However, he cannot by rule come back to the Bills this season.

This rule is in place to keep teams from using injured reserve as a protected clearing house to hold onto players and bring them back to the active roster when healthy.


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