NFL increases offseason roster limit to 90 players

The NFL has increased its offseason roster limit from 80 to 90 players per team.

Greg Aiello, the NFL’s senior vice president of communications, wrote on Twitter that the roster increase takes effect Tuesday.

It was approved Monday by the Management Council Executive Committee, Aiello wrote.

The sport’s franchise owners considered the roster increase at the annual league meeting in March in Palm Beach, Fla., and authorized the committee to act on the issue.

Each team will have to trim its roster from 90 to 75 players following the third weekend of the preseason, according to Aiello.

According to Aiello, the 90-player limit includes active and inactive players, practice-squad players, unsigned draft picks, players with franchise-tag designations and players on reserve and exempt lists.

Mark Maske covers the NFL for The Washington Post.

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