According to multiple reports, the NFL Players Association told players Tuesday that roster limits will be cut from 90 players to 80 for training camp, and the preseason will be entirely canceled. Previously reports said the NFL had offered to cancel the full preseason, which the union had strongly recommended.
According to NFL Network, the NFL Management Council Executive Committee still must sign off on the trimmed roster size. Per the report, some had discussed a scenario where teams could choose to keep 10 players on a standby roster, but the union wants all teams to follow one rule. Most teams rosters have been at 90 or just below for most of the offseason.
Additionally, according to multiple reports, the sides appear close to an agreement on how players can opt out of the season. Negotiations continue regarding the training camp schedule, as players push for a longer ramp-up period, with more strength and conditioning and limited practices before eventually starting fully padded sessions.
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