In the midst of the team's roster cuts this past week, the San Francisco 49ers placed linebacker Desmond Bishop on injured reserve with a hand injury that required surgery.
Rather than remain on injured reserve, however, Bishop has come to an injury settlement with the team that allows him to become an unrestricted free agent.
Via Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee:
#49ers have reached an injury settlement with LB Desmond Bishop, who injured his hand in preseason. Other teams can sign Bishop ...— Matt Barrows (@mattbarrows) September 5, 2015
... immediately. #49ers can bring him back after Week 9. Bishop will be healthy enough to play in Week 1.— Matt Barrows (@mattbarrows) September 5, 2015
An injury settlement stipulates that the player involved will be paid out the number of game checks equivalent to what he would earn with the team had he remained on injured reserve. Now a free agent, Bishop would have to wait six weeks plus the length of the injury settlement itself if he wanted to return to the 49ers.Back to the San Francisco 49ers Newsfeed