New practice squad rules
Usually, teams cut down from 90 players to 53, and they only have a handful of practice squad spots available to bring back the players that they like the most. What makes it even more difficult is that some players aren’t even eligible to be on the practice squad due to their experience in the NFL.
And even if you get a player on your practice squad that you are excited to have back, all it takes is an injury to the wrong player on the Titans roster to force them to change it up for depth reasons.
However, in 2020 there are some changes:
-You can now keep 16 players instead of 12.
-Six players can be added to the practice squad regardless of their experience.
-Four players can be “protected” preventing other teams from signing them off the practice squad, which is a MASSIVE LOOPHOLE in the system that no one seems to be talking about.
This means that Mike Vrabel and Jon Robinson can sit down their 80 players, and honestly tell them that there is a good chance that they really only have to cut 11 of them. The rest will be on the active roster, and the others can be on the practice squad where there is a much better chance of getting called up this season.
But, cut down day is always full of surprises, so I am going to look at 5 players who should be looked at as sleepers to make the team based on the 53-man roster projection that we posted here yesterday.