If we were in a playoff hunt, or even playing for pride at this point, I’d be questioning these moves. Ordinarily, I disagree with IR’ing a man who has a week-to-week injury.
It’s the right move, however, this particular season. We’ve done the same with some other temporarily injured players such as Xavien Howard. This is the right year to do it.
The loss of these starters makes our team weaker for sure. These aren’t fill-in guys we can live without. They’re our stars. And this year, resting our stars is a good thing.
While Brian Flores won’t tank, the team’s management has a different take. Since Flores insists on playing his best players, the GM simply takes those players away from him via questionable injuries. LOL, interesting strategy, eh? I’m all for moves like this to rest our stars for 2020, when we’ll have better team who might contend. If only Ryan Fitzpatrick had a sore little toe or something else not serious, and we could IR him too !