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  1. mgteich

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    Has Kaczur been put on IR? Is there anything more than Belichick's comment that his condition will continue to be monitored?
     
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    last i heard of him was that he was seeking a second opinion, which certainly isn't promising. However, with the given time that has elapsed since his injury, there must be some legitimate deliberation regarding whether or not he should be kept on the 53 until he's healthy.

    Something from the pfw blog caught my eye. It was a note on Connolly:
    "The same might be said for Dan Connolly, who once again manned the left guard spot between Matt Light and Dan Koppen. After a lot of bodies rotating through the guard spots early in camp, Connolly has become the regular of late. Unless Kaczur gets healthy quick, it looks like Connolly is on his way toward opening day."

    i don't know how much to read into it, but that makes it sound like he will be healthy at some point during the season (just that it won't be for a while).
     
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    Holt was put on IR. Warren was put on IR. Apparently, there is still a chance that Kaczur will be on the 53. We've certainly had injured players there before.

     
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    Don't know what the team would do, but if he isn't ready to start at guard (and I doubt he is even if healthy) I'd give him an IR vacation. Vollmer is better at tackle and we can continue to work the best 4-5 of the bunch at guard.
     
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    Give him a prescription for oxycodone and he'll be fine.
     
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    I don't agree. If Kaczur is expected to healthy to come back after our bye week, he would would valuable insurance at OT for the rest of the season. He would be the Game Day backup at OT instead of LeVoir. He would also be available if Dante wanted to rest Light or Vollmer for whatever reason. I'm not pushing Kaczur as a starting guard, but rather as a backup tackle. If at any point Kaczur looks like he won't be in game shape by the 5th week (pick your week), he can be put on IR then.



     
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    Really.... is this necessary?!


    The prescription, I mean.
     
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    As BB said, he's looking forward to his first injury report of the season--on Sept 7th. Of Brady's finger injury, "it's not life-threatening".
     
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    Status of Kaczur? He's a turnstile and the weak link of the line ;)

    Seriously, the team is in no rush to place Kaczur on IR unless it is clear that he'll be out an extended period of time. Unless Mankins returns from fairyland and realizes that he's not John Hannah, Kaczur is our 5th best lineman. Why prevent your 5th from playing unless you know he's done or you face a roster squeeze?This option need not be considered until the rosters are cut to 53.
     
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    FWIW, Kaczur is still on my 53-man roster. Even if he's likely to miss the first several games, I think his versatility along the line makes him worth keeping the spot open for.
     
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    It seems reasonable to start the season with 10 OL's, including Kaczur.
     
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    Did he see the field this summah or is he a candidate for PUP?
     
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    Kaczur is not a condidate for the in-season PUP list.
     
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    Kaczur will be on IR for sure. They'll only keep 9 OL also.
     
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    I've decided I wouldn't be shocked to see him IRed. Connolly looked OK against the Saints and the Pats have signed 2 guys who have started for full seasons for the Rams and Steelers repectively, so I'm OK with what we are doing.
     
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    Back injuries can be tricky. They can resolve with rest and PT/chiro or they can require surgery. The fact that he has addiction issues just complicates his potential to rehab either way. But if he isn't on IR yet it's because they still believe he has a shot at making it back and they value that more than the roster spot. That could change in a couple of weeks.
     
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