[yanked from the comments. Keeping this space kpd-quarantined -yfbb]
Today, 670 said (during a "scoreboard update") that Rip has been working out with the team at the Berto, but he did not plan on playing this season...
I find that weird. Also, I can't find a damn thing about it online. Not a single mention. Assuming The Score was correct...why? We know damn well that the Org has no intention of paying for Rip to be a bench player, and if Rip himself is not planning on playing this year I doubt it's a case of them just being friendly to the guy and letting him work out there while he tries to latch on with somebody else.
What purpose does it possibly serve to have a player practicing with the team, when that player has no interest in playing and the team has no interest in signing him? I mean maybe Thibs or somebody asked him to come in just for the sake of having an extra body to run sets or for scrimmage? But during training camp I highly doubt that would be an issue or concern. It made no sense to me at all.