Two weeks ago veteran linebacker Jelani Jenkins was with the Raiders and looking like he could start. Next thing you know he was placed on injured reserve and released with an injury settlement. Now after one week of the season he has signed with the Buffalo Bills. How does that happen? I’ll tell ya.
Back on September 2, the Raiders’ final roster cuts were due. On that day, they placed Jenkins on injured reserve. Even at that time, Jenkins knew his time was done in his time was done in Oakland, tweeting out his farewell. Two days later the Jenkins and the Raiders reached an injury settlement.
The rules of an injury settlement are that the player and the team come to an agreement as to how long it will take for the player to recover and the team pays them whatever amount it would cost in game checks to terminate their contract.

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