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Anybody else think the NFL needs expanded rosters or minor league squad?


I've brought it up before, never really seriously, in comments, but does anybody other than me think there are a lot of guys bouncing around the NFL, getting cut year in and out only to be picked up halfway through the season along with older vets getting cut who still have a little left in the tank but whom teams are skeptical to pick up?

I think there's plenty of talent out there and today so many injuries that teams are always scrambling to pick guys up midseason and bringing guys in only to get cut again 3 weeks later when the first guy is healthy again. I know we're always bringing in guys throughout the year, and I know there are a lot of players out there we all like as backups that end up getting the axe because there's just no room on a 53-man roster and are ineligible for practice squad. I think there's a lot of talent left on base so-to-speak with the traditional rosters and sheer number of athletes out there today. Sure, most of the time, the best of the best are proven, but there's been instances of players not getting a shot until later in their career to play and shine.

I think it'd be hugely beneficial to the game and team stability to expand the roster like 15 or so spots or have a minor league team for every team that they could call guys up baseball-style-like. I'd prefer the minor league system only because it'd favor young players development as well as keeping older guys in the game that could fill in later on in a season in the event of an injury. Of course that would require significantly more effort, money, and work. What do you all think?





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