NFL Roster Limits Will Increase From 80 To 90 Players On Tuesday
The NFL will increase their roster limits from 80 to 90 players on Tuesday effective at 4 pm ET according to league PR man Greg Aiello on Twitter. Aiello reports that at the March league meetings clubs delegated to Management Council Executive Committee the authority to establish roster limits and cutdown procedures. The committee was chaired by New York Giants owner John Mara and the committee agreed to the roster limit and cutdown procedures earlier today.
NFL roster limit has been increased from 80 to 90 players, effective 4 pm ET tomorrow.
— Greg Aiello (@gregaiello) April 23, 2012
The 90-player limit will include active, inactive, practice squad, exempt, reserve lists, unsigned draft choices and franchised free agents according to Aiello and teams will cutdown from 90 to 75 players after the third preseason weekend.
The Steelers currently have 70 players listed on their roster and are scheduled to have 10 picks in the upcoming draft. That means that they will likely add 10 or so undrafted free agents at the conclusion of the draft and those names will likely be officially announced by the team on Monday, Arpril 30. Word of free agents agreeing to terms usually trickles out early though and we should know a good amount of the undrafted free agents hours after the draft is over.