Random Factoids – What are the practice squad rules?
Practice squad rules have always confounded me. Well maybe not confounded so much as made me kinda sad that guys can’t play on practice squads as a career. Anyway, Adam Caplan who is typically worth a follow on twitter gave out the practice squad rules again. And I figured I’d post it right from the horse’s sulia.
Again, here are the rules for practice squad eligibility
Teams may establish a practice squad of eight players by signing 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 participate on the practice squad for more than three seasons.
Teams may begin to fill out 8-man practice squads beginning this Saturday after 12 p.m. ET.
For even more information on practice squads visit SBNation’s concise breakdown here.
Practice squad players are free to negotiate contracts to join other team’s active list (53-man roster) at any time. One exception to this is that practice squad players may not sign a contract with his team’s next opponent after 4pm ET six days preceding the game. That deadline is pushed back to ten days during bye weeks.