Does the Packers violate the IR rule

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.

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 and, if that is not the case, the team is obligated to release the player once he is healthy.

If Rodgers didn’t suffer a new injury but was placed back on IR anyway, NFL rules stipulate that the Packers would have to release him — which nobody expects will happen.

Rodgers was placed on IR and missed seven games after suffering a broken right clavicle in Green Bay’s game against Minnesota