NFLPA Proposes 80-Man Rosters For Training Camp


According to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, the NFL Players Association has proposed cutting roster from 90 to 80 players per team.

This comes out to a total of 2,560 players, a reduction of 320 roster spots than teams have in a typical year.

Florio says that teams presumably would be permitted to have even fewer than 80 if they choose to do so, as roster limits tend to be the maximum and not the minimum number teams work off of.

The NFLPA reportedly wants no more than 20 players in a team’s facility at one time during the initial acclimatization period for training and conditioning that would cover the first 21 days of training camp. From there, Florio says the union would double that total to 40 during the next phase that would consist of 10 days of non-contact practices.

Should the NFL follow this plan, they would have to operate multiple shifts during the first month of training camp with the final two weeks of the preseason consisting of 10 practices (eight padded).

The Players Association voted to cut the preseason entirely, while reports have said that the NFL still wants to play two preseason games this year.

The two parties will need to continue working on an official plan for training camp, among other issues before things kick off on July 28.

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