Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by Patriots4Ever, Aug 20, 2006.
Was just wondering when the first roster cut is,And how many need to be let go.Thanks
They are after the 3rd game.
Rosters have to be cut to 75 players with NO roster exemptions.
By "roster exempt players," they must mean reserve lists, because NFLE exemptions are longer valid on the first cut.
In years past, the first cut was to 65, but NFLE exemptions didn't expire until the second and final cut.
"On that date, rosters must be reduced to 75 players, not including roster exempt players. " THAT I do not understand..roster exempt players ARE the NFLE players...so???? Reserve lists never count..so??? Where did one read that the NFLE players count now on the first cut?? I tend to think that may NOT be the case..the ONLY Roster exempt players I have ever known about are those from the NFLE...might mean a big difference..in just trimming players this year. Can't see any advantage of this "new" rule...doesn't help at all. (I thought Reiss had the rulings and dates on this..BUT??? could not find in the archives...)
Pats726, prior to this year, there were 2 cut downs prior to the final cut down to 53.
Now, there is only 1 cut down. The cut down to 75.
The article that Pats1 mentioned was wrong in that the NFLE Roster exemptions do NOT count after the 1st cut down. In other words, the Patriots have to cut like 13 players prior to the last game.
One of the reasons behind this is that the NFL doesn't want teams only dressing 38-40 people for the last pre-season game. From an NFLPA standpoint, it can be as many as 10 more players (per team) who get a pay check for another week.
This was all part of the new CBA.
Digging back through the PatsFans archives...
Actually, IIRC it has only been 2 the last few years. 65, then 53.
OK...Thank you!!!! That really clarifies it.....Understand it now!!!!..and that makes sense.....before it was 65 + the NFLE ers....now it is 75 including NFLE players...makes a final cut of 22 players which is a bit large....VERY interesting...Thanks!!!
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