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  1. Pats726

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    Just curious who does and who does not....
    Obviously first year players do..WRS..Nunn, EWdelman, OL Bussey, DL Richard and Pryor, and CB Love..but the situation is not as clear with many others...
    Green-Ellis is no, while I believe Chris Taylor is....Ventrone is not and neither is OL Connolly..but Wendell is. DL Adams is not eligible, but LBS Ninkovich and Crable are. HDJones is not...S WIlliams is not, but Ortiz is..adn I believe S Rogers is as well..
    Maybe I am wrong with some of these..but it is tricky especially with players who played a year and have bounced around with IR and PSQuad in other places.
    I think 9 games is the key..after 9 NOT eligible.
     
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    I believe that aside from the rookies, it's the names in bold above plus Wheatley and Rogers. So:

    Rookies
    Adams
    Connolly
    Crable
    Ninkovich
    Rogers
    C. Taylor
    Wendell
    Wheatley
     
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    Here is the rule:

    The practice squad shall consist of the following players, provided that they have not served more than two previous seasons on a Practice Squad: (i) players who do not have an Accrued Season of NFL experience; and (ii) free agent players who were on the Active List for fewer than nine regular season games during their only Accrued Season(s). An otherwise eligible player may be a practice squad player for a third season only if the Club by which he is employed that season has at least 53 players on its Active/Inactive List during the entire period of his employment. A player shall be deemed to have served on a Practice Squad in a season if he has passed the club’s physical and been a member of the club’s Practice Squad for at least three regular season or postseason games during his first two Practice Squad seasons, and for at least one regular season or postseason game during his third Practice Squad season. (A bye week counts as a game provided that the player is not terminated until after the regular season or postseason weekend in question.) and who did not dress for more than eight (8) regular season games during their only accrued (i.e., on the 53 man roster for at least 6 games) season. Minimum salary for a practice squad player shall be $4,700 per week for the 2006-07 League Years, $5,200 per week for the 2008-10 League Years and the 2011 League Year if it is an Uncapped Year, and $5,700 per week for the 2011 League Year if it is a Capped Year and the 2012 League Year, including postseason weeks in which his Club is in the playoffs. Aigher salary can be negotiated. In addition, a player under contract to a club as a Practice Squad player is completely free to sign a contract with another NFL club during the season in order to be on the second club's Active/Inactive (i.e., 53 man) list. A practice squad player may not sign an NFL Player Contract with his Club’s next opponent later than 4:00 p.m., New York time, on the sixth day preceding the game (except in bye weeks, when the prohibition commences on the tenth day preceding the game).If another club signs a Practice Squad player to its 53 man roster it does not have to provide any sort of compensation to the player's former club but it generally must keep the player on the 53 man roster for at least 3 weeks, thereby mandating that he earns the minimum first year salary for said 3 week period ( prorated weekly). Also note that a team can add and release players from the practice squad as often as it desires and the eight (8) man limit does not have to be maintained. A player may be on the practice squad for two seasons; three weeks on the practice squad count as a season. An otherwise eligible player may be a practice squad player for a third season only if the Club by which he is employed that season has at least 53 players on its Active/Inactive List during the entire period of his employment. The League may elect to allow some or all Clubs to add to their practice squads one additional player, who shall not count against the limit above, whose citizenship and principal place of residence are outside the United States and its Territories (“International Player”). The League’s election in any one season shall not determine or affect its election in any subsequent season
     
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    I stand corrected on Connolly..as I think his game total is ONLY 5...although I THOUGHT I saw something in one of the stats sites as 16 games...UGH!!!! It's also NOT easy sometimes...
    I do not think Adams is eligible..as he was on the Jets PSquad in 06...and the Bengals late in 07...and on the Pats in 08...That is 3 years...so I would think not eligible...It's not all that easy though...
     
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    Non rookies:

    C. Taylor
    Wendell
    Connolly
    Ninkovich
    Adams
    Crable
    Wheatley

    (does not include the guys that were cut today)
     
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    The most games Connolly has been active in any given season in 4. He is still eligible, but this would be his 3rd year of PS seasons.

    Adams was signed to the Bengals' practice squad on 12/31/07, so he did not receive a practice squad season that year (need 3 weeks).
     
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    OK Thanks...that makes sense...so if a player has only two weeks on for a few years.....It is quite confusing though..but a good note on that...Thanks!!
     
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    I thought you could only have 2 PS seasons? If this would be Connolly's third, doesn't that mean he's ineligible?
     
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    It's three, they added an extra year a while back. I believe Bam Childress and Santonio Thomas both spent three full years on the PS.
     
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    They changed it to 3 years back in 2006 or 2007. We dubbed it the "Billy Yates rule."
     
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    Based on the above rules, wouldnt C. Taylor not be eligible?:confused:
     
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    No. He was active for 4 games in 2006 and 3 games in 2008. You need at least 9 in any one season.
     
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    One reason for signing Taylor may have been that he is the only RB who is eligible, so that if they lose another one, they would still have 5.
     
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