Forgive me if this has been discussed/mentioned elsewhere, but I am wondering if the team could release Pendergraph and sign him as an assistant coach? I assume the team is on the hook for his injury cost either way since the injury occurred while in service to the team, so releasing him doesn't free the team of their obligation to cover his costs. So although seemingly disrespectful, releasing him to free a roster spot really only deprives him of team camaraderie during his rehab, which could be alleviated if he is kept on with the team as an assistant coach, personnel director, ball boy, whatever. Are teams limited by the number of assistant coaches they can have? Would this be viewed as some sort of salary cap circumvention by the league? Would Pendergraph see this as some sort of slap in the face and refuse such a deal? Interested in other perspectives here.