|Bylaw would provide a second chance.|
On Monday Reid said Jason Peters was "out indefinitely for right now until we make a decision on that."
Under a proposed bylaw change, there would at least be a chance Peters and his torn Achilles' tendon could return from a new version of the
injured reserve list eight weeks or more into the 2012 season.
In a couple of weeks NFL owners vote on a proposal to designate one player from each
team to return from injured reserve after the eighth week of the season.
reserved is different than the physically unable to perform (PUP) list,
where a player has a window to return or go back on IR. Currently going
on IR ends a player’s season.
In the new scenario owners are
pushing for, one player per team can use the exemption. Peters would be
an obvious candidate.
Elsewhere on the injury front, Reid revealed Monday that defensive
tackle Mike Patterson (brain surgery) and linebacker Jamar Chaney (neck) won't
participate in organized team activities (OTAs) or minicamps but likely will be
ready for training camp.
Fokou (ankle surgery) and center Jason Kelce (sprained foot) should are cleared
for all offseason activities.
Tight end Brent
Celek (hernia, shoulder surgery) will be limited in workouts until training
Anderson (ACL surgery) likely will miss training camp.
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