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  1. Mike the Brit

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    Who's crazy -- Profootballtalk, the NFL, or me?

    According to PFT,

    "if a player is listed as "probable" on the Friday injury report and doesn't play, the team has violated the new injury policy"

    http://www.profootballtalk.com/rumormill.htm

    So a team is supposed to list someone on the injury list and, at the same time, guarantee that they are playing? How can you do that with anyone, let alone someone who is on the injury list? It's all right to say that "probable" means that there is "an extremely high likelihood" that they will play, but to say that they are guaranteed to play is absurd, it seems to me.

    (1) Is that really the NFL's policy and it's nuts?

    (2) Is Florio exaggerating for effect (wouldn't be the first time)?

    (3) Have I missed something (wouldn't be the first time either)?
     
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    It seems to me that would be pretty absurd. Just do away with the probable listing altogether if they have to play on Sunday.
     
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    No answers? Bump.
     
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    Bizarre.
    What is the penalty for violating the policy?
     
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    It sems absurd....and really crazy that the league is spending so much time on this..makes no sense...
     
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    It makes plenty of sense. Its called the gambling in Vegas and Atlantic City.

    Personally, it is absurd. A player who is probable with the FLU could just as easily get sicker on Saturday or Sunday and not be available to play as he could get better.
     
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