Report: 2020 COVID-19 related roster rule changes to return for 2021


Final 12 months noticed an unbelievable quantity of modifications to the NFL guidelines on roster sizes, transactions, and the like, as a result of a brand new CBA being signed by the NFL homeowners and NFLPA. On prime of that, months later there have been much more new guidelines put in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In response to the NFL Community’s Tom Pelissero, “all indicators level to” the NFL and NFLPA holding a lot of the roster rule modifications from 2020 because of the pandemic, in place for the 2021 season.

A few of the rule modifications anticipated to remain in place which can be talked about by Pelissero in his thread of tweets are:

  • Gamers being allowed to return from the IR after 3 weeks (the earlier rule was 8 weeks).
  • No cap on the variety of gamers allowed to return from the IR in the course of the season (the cap was beforehand 2 gamers).
  • 16 man observe squads (beforehand 12 man squads)

There was no official phrase on COVID protocols for the 2021 season, or if any of those guidelines will keep in place for subsequent 12 months. Pelissero says that the official phrase from the NFL and NFLPA “could not come till nearer to the beginning of coaching camp.”


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