Inside The Bills

Brooks named recall I-R player

Posted by Chris Brown on September 4, 2012 – 4:56 pm

With Ron Brooks going on injured reserve Tuesday afternoon, Buffalo has listed him as their “designated to return” player under the new I-R rules.

Under the new guidelines an NFL club can return one player on injured reserve to the active roster later in the season (at least 42 calendar days). However, for a player to be eligible for recall they could not be placed on I-R prior to 4 pm today (Sept. 4th).

By naming Brooks their recall player the club has utilized it’s one and only opportunity to pull a player back off the I-R list. Brooks won’t be eligible to return to practice with the team until six weeks from now (Oct. 17th). He can’t be active for a game until eight weeks from now (Oct. 31st

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