The NFL has announced that rosters will expand from 80 to 90 players, effective as of Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. EST.
NFL roster limit has been increased from 80 to 90 players, effective 4 pm ET tomorrow.— Greg Aiello (@gregaiello) April 23, 2012
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What does it mean for the Chiefs and the rest of the league? Find out after the jump.
One of the many new stipulations agreed to in the NFL's new collective bargaining agreement was the expansion of offseason rosters from 80 to 90 players.
It's a move that has various effects, not the least of which is the presence of 10 more players during training camp, a time during which teams are often concerned with not overworking their starters due to a lack of depth on the roster.
For the players, it means an opportunity for 320 additional men to pursue their path in the NFL. With stories of such players as Victory Cruz, Kurt Warner and a host of other undrafted free agents finding their way as pros, this is an awesome thing for both sides.