There are more, but here's an important one: the IR rules are being tightened up compared to the last two years, but still far looser than pre-COVID.
- [As a reminder: 2012, when the idea was introduced—one player can be brought back after a minimum of eight weeks, but that player must be designated at the time they go on IR.]
- 2019—two players can be brought back after a minimum of eight weeks.
- 2020 and 2021—an unlimited number of players can be brought back after three weeks.
- 2022—up to eight activations are allowed after a minimum of four weeks. This includes both the 53-man roster and the practice squad. Players can be activated twice, but each activation counts toward the limit.