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NFL could expand training camp rosters to 90

Posted on: June 24, 2011 12:50 am
Edited on: June 24, 2011 2:44 pm
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Posted by Will Brinson

Though plenty of general managers and coaches around the NFL threw their support behind the owners, it's pretty obvious that the men who run the day-to-day operations around the league aren't thrilled with how difficult it is to actually do that amid a lockout.

So here's some good news for coaches, GMs and would-be NFL rosterees: the league is reportedly considering an expansion of camp rosters from 80 to 90 players prior to the 2011 season.

"I don't know anyone in my position who wouldn't support it," one general manager told Jason LaCanfora of the NFL Network. "We'd love to be able to bring 90 in (for training camp). And from the players' side, it's more opportunities for them."

The logic here is pretty simple: training, teaching and evaluation has gone down the tubes thanks to the lockout, and adding bodies will increase the ability of teams to see who they're interested in.

It would also benefit the players, as an extra 300-some players would gain an opportunity to make a regular-season NFL roster.

And the fans would win as well, because it would, hopefully, mean less injuries during training camp and preseason games.

Really, the only downside might be for owners, who would see an increase in payroll thanks to the beefed-up rosters. Considering the financial concession the players already appear to be making in order to crank up progress, though, that doesn't really feel like too much to ask, even for the stingiest of owners.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 8, 2012 7:54 am
 

NFL could expand training camp rosters to 90

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Since: Apr 14, 2007
Posted on: June 24, 2011 1:39 pm
 

NFL could expand training camp rosters to 90

Bring in as many UDFAs as each team can manage and let the best show up. I'd even consider letting the regular season roster carry three or four extra players for the first four games, without diminishing the PS numbers.
 
You'd consider it? What role in the NFL do you play? The Steelers don't have a GM, so that is out. Or are you not part of a team, or the NFL and just saying that no matter what is decided by the people that actually consider such things you will watch anyway?

Thought so.



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: June 24, 2011 1:17 pm
 

NFL could expand training camp rosters to 90

I'm all for expanding the roster by a few players to begin with. If the Owners will indeed have to spend close to 100% of the salary cap like I have heard a few times then why not expand the roster? It won't force them to overpay people and it will give more players jobs. 



Since: Sep 11, 2009
Posted on: June 24, 2011 1:00 pm
 

NFL could expand training camp rosters to 90

By all means; every team hasuncovered an undrafted nugget--now and then--and my Steeelrs make it a habit, signing Willie Parker and All Pro OLB 
James Harrison, plus others.

Bring in as many UDFAs as each team can manage and let the best show up. I'd even consider letting the regular season roster carry three or four extra players for the first four games, without diminishing the PS numbers. 


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Posted on: June 24, 2011 11:52 am
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