It won't be long before the NFLPA steps in to prevent teams from IR'ing players that are not injured.
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Why? The more players that get IR'ed, the more players get paid. This would be the exact opposite of something that the players union would be bothered about. If each team stashes 2 or 3 players on the IR, you're talking about roughly 100 more jobs on NFL active rosters being made available.
Foucault looked like hot garbage to me this preseason. He has little noodle arms and he got put on rollerskates numerous times against weak competition. If they're hoping that those issues will go away once he gets more strength training in then by all means give him a shot, but I see him as a practice squad caliber player. Being big as hell is only half the battle. I like his athleticism but I don't think he has the demeanor or the strength to play in the NFL any time in the near future.
Norwell was significantly better and I have zero problem with his inclusion on the roster. It was clearly merit based.