Goodell: Roster expansion will be considered

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  1. CloakNNNdagger

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    Goodell indicates roster rules could be adjusted after lockout

    But, if this comes to be, the poor owners will all have to cut back their lifestyles and start driving Yugos.
     
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    Further speculation.

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    Expand by 3 but none of the three can have more than one year NFL experience. This would allow draft picks, UDFAs and cuts from other teams.
     
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    I don't understand how a team would make that distinction. Three extra players is three extra players.

    I don't see how that would be realistic.
     
  5. Ole Miss Texan

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    I like that badboy, keep it for the young players. Rey, you've got a point that it could be difficult to determine... I'd suggest having the normal round of roster cuts, turn that in to the league... there be some sort of open period and then a team can add an additional 3 players that have 1 year or less experience. This might open those player up to catch on to other teams, maybe not... but that could be one possibility and a way to distinctly say these are the three player and not overload the team with veterans and just pick 3 young players you'd have on the team anyway.
     
  6. DonnyMost

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    You have the normal roster of 53, then 3 extra spots which can only be designated for 1st year players. Simple.

    So, if you're at the 53 player limit and you sign someone else, it has to be a rookie.
     
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    I would much rather see them move the roster size up to 60 with the same 5 inactive spots. There just aren't enough spots on the roster anymore for the specialty positions like Kick/Punt returner, long snapper and even fullbacks are becoming rarer. Plus, with injuries becoming so common, you could reduce the load a bit by having more depth on the teams and there would be more jobs for fringe players.
     
  8. Rey

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    Rosters aren't set in stone. A lot of them remain kind of fluid through out the year.

    Plus if a team keeps five of their draft picks what's to stop them from designating three of those guys for the three rookie spots.

    It's not simple. There would have to be some consideration put into trying to implement something like that.

    I like where ole miss is going with it but even with that you'd have to consider injuries during the season and players getting cut.

    Also how would that affect practice squad guys with more than one year in the league?

    There are a bunch of questions I could come up with.

    I think it'd be much more simple to just expand the rosters. Just doing that alone will likely mean more young guys will get kept. Let teams decide who they want to keep on the active roster though.
     


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    Why is there an active/not active list? That's stupid to me. Expanded rosters helps keep some players around like say....Trindon Holliday. You don't have to make up an injury to keep him around. 3-5 should do. Extra reserves, it's not like every team doesn't end up signing 3-5 guys a year due to injuries anyway.
     

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