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Report: NFL Owners Change Rule On Roster Cuts

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This could have a real effect on preseason roster management and playing time.

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Never forget Travis Labhart.
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This undoubtedly qualifies as news when it comes to how NFL teams will handle their roster cuts, especially with training camp and preseason looming:

Recall that the usual way of doing business was for teams to trim their rosters from 90 to 75 after the third preseason game, and then from 75 to 53 after the fourth preseason game. This change presumably means that teams can take all 90 players into the preseason finale if they so choose. It’ll be interesting to see if the Texans take advantage of this resolution, or if they release players before the final cut in the event a player (or players) have no real shot at making Houston’s first 53-man roster of the season.

UPDATE: Three more rule changes were also approved by the owners today.