A little less than a month ago at their annual spring meetings in Florida, NFL owners considered several rules changes brought forth by the NFL’s competition committee and ultimately decided to approve, reject or table each proposal. We went over the decision on each proposal soon after the meetings, but now there’s an unexpected update to one of the suggestions previously considered by the NFL owners.
On Monday it was announced by NFL Senior Vice President of Communications Greg Aiello that the NFL’s roster limit has officially been expanded from 80 players to 90, effective at 3:00 p.m. CT on Tuesday. Do the math, and that means that 320 new jobs have opened up for NFL players, albeit on a temporary basis.
NFL teams will be required to cut their rosters from 90 to 80 sometime after the third preseason game and then they’ll cut the rosters down to the final regular season number of 53 following the fourth preseason game on September 1.
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