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NFL Makes Change To Practice Squad Eligibility Rules

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This won't get the attention main roster rule changes might, but rest assured it's important when NFL teams are formulating their squads.

Remember Chandler Worthy?
Remember Chandler Worthy?
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Two years ago, the NFL increased the number of available roster spots on each team's practice squad from 8 to 10. This year, they've made another change, increasing the number of players who can have two accrued seasons of NFL service time.

What comprises a season of accrued service, you ask? Here's your answer:

To have an accrued season, you have to be active for at least six regular-season games. A player can also go to the practice squad with an accrued season provided they were on the 45-man active roster for less than nine-regular season games.

In short, this change means your Houston Texans can now keep double the number of more "veteran" players on their practice squad than they could a year ago.