Site Meter

Random Factoids - What are the practice squad rules?

Subscribe to my podcast on itunes! Click "share" to post to facebook ====>

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.

Interesting nugget:

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.

Find a player or team

Posts By Year


Switch to our mobile site