NFL increases offseason rosters to 90 players

April 23, 2012 | WNST Staff

In an effort to create more opportunities, the NFL announced on Monday it has expanded the offseason roster limit from 80 to 90 players.

The move creates an addition 320 roster spots for players hoping to make a regular-season roster. The 90 spots will include active players, unsigned draft picks, practice squad members, roster-exempt players, franchise players who have not signed their tenders, those on reserve lists, and any players placed on the physically unable to perform list during the preseason.

The league will still require teams to trim their rosters to 75 players following the third preseason game.

The move becomes official at 4 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon.