The NFL today announced that, under the new bargaining agreement, an addendum has been reached which allows NFL franchises to increase the size of their practice squad from eight to ten players. Titans Online had a clarification of the new rules:
First, a player must have a minimum of six games – up from the current three games – on a Practice Squad in order for that season to count as one of the player’s three permissible seasons of Practice Squad service
Second, each club will be permitted to sign a maximum of two Practice Squad players who have earned no more than two accrued seasons of free agency credit. Absent this exception, a player who has earned one or more accrued seasons would not be eligible for a Practice Squad unless the player spent fewer than nine games on a club’s 46-player active list in each of his accrued seasons.
In a league where injuries are becoming an increased concern, as well as the subsequent toll on roster numbers, this rule makes sense, and will likely continue beyond the 2016 season when this addendum agreement ends.
What say you on the new rule?