Raiders put Bartell, Ford on IR


The Raiders had a decision to make.

Under the new injured reserve rules, one player could be put on IR and designated for return later this year.  On Saturday, the Raiders placed both cornerback Ron Bartell (pictured) and receiver Jacoby Ford on IR.

Bartell will be able to return, Ford won’t.

Ford suffered a foot injury during the preseason.  The play looked fairly innocuous and the injury supposedly was minor.  Recently, however, he underwent surgery.

Bartell broke a shoulder blade on Monday night against the Chargers.

By rule, Bartell may return to practice in six weeks.  He also may return to games in eight weeks.  If/when he returns to practice, Bartell has only three weeks to return to the active roster.

Cornerback Coye Francies was signed to fill one roster spot, and long snapper Nick Guess was elevated from the practice squad to fill the other.

19 responses to “Raiders put Bartell, Ford on IR

  1. Ford hasn’t been the same since they traded for Palmer, and the return game has suffered as a result.

    What’s also telling is that Nick Guess being added signifies that Jon Condo is not cleared to play Sunday. You have to be concerned once more about special teams.

  2. Jacoby prob wont be back with them next year… same goes for Bartell. Raider fans just suck it up and take in another mediocre year. They prob draft Top 15… and probably go QB.

  3. I’m sure it was a tough decision to allow Bartell to return and not Ford considering the talent differential but it was the right call. We need more help at CB than we do at WR. Hopefully the injury to Ford doesn’t cause Big Reg to pull the plug early on him.

  4. Ford is definitely gone next year. He’s become mostly a return and occasional reverse man.
    I still remember the botched reverse last year that was almost identical to Jones’ misplay last week.

    There are rumors around the Bay Area that Ford has been pouting about the team going away from Jason Campbell.

    Whatever the reason, he’s not worth a roster spot on a team that is looking for football players who are all in. He won’t be part of the foundation they build around next year.

  5. I kinda agree with JAIL about Ford and Ron I don’t see them on the team after this season same with Jones I personally like all three but Jones can’t keep his hands on the ball and Ford can’t stay healthy

  6. Its clear that McKenzie isn’t playing for this year. As a fan it’s disappointing but its important to keep perspective. The organization needs an overhaul and its not going to happen overnight. There really isnt much they can do at this point thats gonna make a major difference in the outcome of this year. So save the money, clear out the trash and rebuild. Raiders are still in a better situation than the Chargers and KC, and Denver is only going to get a couple good years out of Peyton.

    I don’t think this will happen, but the idea of having Palmer, Leinert and Barkley as our quarterbacks next year crossed by mind. Would be something to have 3 USC alumns. Al would be proud.

  7. We have a first round pick next draft. “wishulivednsd”‘ you are not paying attention. We traded a 1st in the draft this year, and a 2nd next year.Therefore, we have a 1st round pick next year.Ford is as good as gone, losing Bartell hurts more. Pat Lee better step up. These injuries have me cat-spittin’ mad, flog the conditioning coach!!

  8. wishulivednsd says:
    Sep 15, 2012 11:56 PM
    They’ll have a top 15 pick? Are you crazy they don’t have a 1st pick and if things go the way they look that Palmer trade is going to burn. Your welcome Cincinnati.
    Talk about whacked. Please, keep talking. 🙂

  9. Injuries happen to every team. It would have been nice to get a break after all the injuries we had last year, but that’s the NFL. You need a bit of luck in addition to everything else.

    The other receivers (if they can stay healthy) can pick up the void left by Ford. Bartell will be back later in the year. He’s a solid player. Remember, for those of you gloating about injuries, what goes around comes around.

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