This qualifies as big news in the NFL and even bigger news for players who are looking to continue their careers as professional football players.
By next week, NFL is expected to increase size of practice squads to 10 players from 8, per source. So 64 more jobs.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 18, 2014
Who is eligible to be placed on the practice squad, you ask? From an earlier post about the NFL calendar:
...free agents who do not have an accrued season of free agency credit or who were on the 46-player active list for less than nine regular season games during each of any accrued seasons. A player cannot serve on the practice squad for more than three seasons.
How much will those practice squad players make this year, you inquire?
I'd say this is a tremendously positive development for teams and players alike. What say you?
UPDATE: It's official.
NFL expands practice squads from maximum of eight players up to 10 players for this season, league announces— Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) August 19, 2014