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Currently, a team can have 80 players on their roster. But a few teams believe there should be more and apparantly, this is a contentious issue among team owners.

 

"John Clayton of ESPN reports that some teams want to change the current rule, which limits the number of signed players on rosters to 80. Per Clayton, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have proposed increasing training camp roster limits to 90, the competition committee is pushing for increasing rosters to a maximum of 86, and some owners want to keep the limit at 80.

 

Part of the issue is that in past years, teams could use roster exemptions for players from NFL Europa/NFL Europe/World League/World League of American Football, and those exemptions allowed teams to have more than 80 players in training camp. Since that league no longer exists, those roster exemptions no longer exist. That means keeping the rules the same would effectively reduce the number of spots on training camp rosters.

 

But some owners want to reduce the number of spots on training camp rosters. Even though the money paid to those players is not substantial (the last few guys on the training camp roster only make about $1,000 a week), the owners and the players’ union haven’t been seeing eye to eye lately, and the owners might not be in a mood to add even a few thousand dollars to the amount they pay out to players.

 

A half-dozen extra spots at the bottom of the training camp roster doesn’t sound like a big deal, but the debate surrounding it could be the latest sign of labor unrest in the league".

 

 

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Thats fine, I would like to see more roster spots available. ( look at us 2 and 3 years ago we were decimated by injuries)

and of course the Owners dont want to add to it it's just more money out of their Pockets . They should look at it this way . If you had say 5 extra quality guys that could support the team maybe they could go further in the season/postseason or help support a winning season if key players were to get hurt . Paying a little extra now could bring back bigger dividends later.

 

Also. that would help out with rotation of players and help keep everyone on the team more fresh . (well for whatever position they added the extra players to any way)

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Thats fine, I would like to see more roster spots available. ( look at us 2 and 3 years ago we were decimated by injuries)

and of course the Owners dont want to add to it it's just more money out of their Pockets . They should look at it this way . If you had say 5 extra quality guys that could support the team maybe they could go further in the season/postseason or help support a winning season if key players were to get hurt . Paying a little extra now could bring back bigger dividends later.

 

Also. that would help out with rotation of players and help keep everyone on the team more fresh . (well for whatever position they added the extra players to any way)

Agree wholeheartedly. It would be especially important during those years when a team gets killed with injuries. I think they'd have to move the cap space up a little in order to accomodate the extras.

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