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Old 06-08-2008   #64
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Default Re: Texans nearing decision on Spencer

Originally Posted by Runner View Post
He is because he hasn't been activated for enough games to be ineligible. The Texans wanted to move Joppru to the PS when they cut him, but he move to the Bears PS instead. He had more years than Spencer.
You're right, the Bears did have Joppru on their practice squad until the Seahawks signed him. I guess years of service are counted different ways for different purposes. At least I hope time on the IR does count towards eligibility for the NFL pension, otherwise injured players really get screwed.

That's good news that Spencer could be put on the practice squad if he isn't able to make the final roster. Even when (or if) Spencer is cleared to play, he will probably be a little rusty and may need some extra time before he can contribute. I would hate to lose him because he did show a lot of potential in the short time he was able to play.
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