NFL expands offseason rosters to 90 beginning Tuesday

With an offseason program that should provide them with an opportunity, and expanded rosters, undrafted free agents will be in position to compete for roster jobs this summer.

The NFL announced this afternoon that training camp rosters will be expanded from 80 to 90 this offseason. According to league spokesman Greg Aiello, at the March league meeting clubs gave the NFL Management Council Executive Committee authority to establish roster limits and a cutdown procedure.

The limit will be expanded to 90 beginning Tuesday. That limit will include active, inactive, practice squad, exempt, reserve lists, unsigned draft choices and franchised players. Rosters must be trimmed from 90 to 75 after the third preseason weekend.

This won’t have a major impact on the game but it will create 320 more jobs during the summer and that creates chances for players to get noticed and perhaps earn practice squad spots.

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