Friday, December 12, 2008

Lehan released from IR

I really don't understand the rationale behind this move, but the team has released CB Michael Lehan from Injured Reserve.

Lehan can now sign with any team.

I don't get this move, primarily because if he returned to health next year, there was a decent chance that Lehan could have made the team and improved the CB depth. Cutting him now saves the team the $600,000 roster bonus it would have owed him if he was on the team next year, but that's not a lot of money saved when compared to what Lehan might have been able to offer the team in 2009.

Stashed on IR, Lehan was not taking up a roster spot any longer, so it's not as if this release frees up another spot to sign someone.

It's a curious move, and I'll be interested to see if any other explanation comes out in the future as to why it was made.

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