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Report: NFL Teams Think Packers Should Have To Release Aaron Rodgers

A closeup of Aaron Rodgers in his Green Bay Packers helmet

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - OCTOBER 15: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers warms up before a game against the Minnesota Vikings on October 15, 2017 at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Aaron Rodgers went on season-ending IR.

Two weeks ago Aaron Rodgers returned to lead the Green Bay Packers against Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers. Rodgers' return signaled a final shot for Green Bay to make a playoff push, but after a loss, the team decided to place its star quarterback on IR.

According to Adam Schefter, the move made many teams around the league unhappy.

Schefter explains why here:

NFL rules stipulate that a player needs to have suffered a new injury that would sideline him at least six weeks to be placed on injured reserve. If that is not the case, the team is obligated to release the player once he is healthy.

Unless Rodgers suffered a new injury in the game against Carolina, the Packers, by rule, should have to release him.

Will that happen? No, which is why teams are upset. They want to know why Green Bay was granted immunity from the rule in this case.

Rodgers missed seven games this season with a broken collarbone he suffered in Green Bay's game against Minnesota.

[ESPN]