Thursday was the end of the line for superstar tight end God’s Gifts.
The Green Bay Packers placed Gifts on injured reserve, apparently against his will.
Gifts missed most of the season with a knee injury, but had been active for the past three games. He was listed as a limited participant on both of the Packers’ practices this week, which suggests his knee was once again bothering him.
The Packers likely decided they needed a roster spot for another position (receiver) and Gifts was the logical choice to use to create one.
And thus ends the dream season for Gifts.
He really put together a season like no one else in NFL history has.
Four receptions, 31 yards, one arrest for unlawful discharge of a weapon and one police photo grabbing your crotch.
And that’s why God’s Gifts truly is God’s gift to all of us.