For the past several years, teams would have to trim their rosters from 90 players to 75 players after the third preseason game.
This is going to provide players at the bottom of the roster one more game of significant snap opportunities.
Goodell spoke out strongly against an initiative to eliminate the cut down from 90 to 75 players, according to sources who were present in the closed-door sessions.
It's entirely possible that teams will be cutting players from their rosters throughout the preseason, but thanks to this rule that has been passed today, there is no longer a date that they have to be down to 75 players.
In addition to the Pro Bowl, the league also holds skill competitions during the week that the NFL Network will spend the entire offseason showing over and over again at 3 a.m.
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While the extra period used to basically be the same as a fifth quarter, it has now been shortened from previously 15 to 10 minutes.
Another resolution was passed that will allow teams to bring two players back from injured reserve during the season. This rule change also makes a lot of sense and is a good move.
Semi-related to IR, Ben Volin of the Boston Globe says that owners did not vote on the suggestion of roster exemptions being available for players with concussions. Some of the proposed changes are more severe than others, but they all have their own significance in their own way.
Overtime in the regular season has been officially reduced from 15 minutes to 10 minutes. It's an old criticism of the NFL, calling it the No Fun League as it penalized players for anything the refs thought was excessive. While flags for unsportsmanlike conduct due to excessive celebration became a fixture of post-touchdown joy over the past few seasons, the "No Fun League" will now tolerate the following: Using the football as a prop, going to ground, and doing group celebrations. Albert Breer is reporting the league has removed the first cut to 75 players.
Goodell added, "The number one thing that I took away from the conversations with players is the incredible commitment they have to the game and the integrity of the game". They can return to games eight weeks after being placed on IR.