NFL roster cuts 2018: Deadlines, cuts tracker, follow squad guidelines | NFL

The vote to eradicate the primary of two conventional roster cut-down durations earlier than the beginning of final season allowed NFL coaches an additional week or so to guage gamers who had been nonetheless competing to make their groups. The change gave gamers some additional time to stake their claims on last, 53-man rosters.

From Friday morning by Saturday afternoon, groups can be tasked with whittling their rosters all the way down to the 53 gamers they intend to hold into Week 1 of the common season. The deadline for groups to make their last choices is four p.m. ET on Saturday.

Right here is all you could find out about 2018 roster cuts.

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NFL roster cuts 2018: Deadline, guidelines

NFL groups earlier than final yr’s rule change reduce gamers earlier than and after their fourth and last preseason video games. Now there’s just one cut-down interval — after Week four preseason video games, all of which had been scheduled for Thursday night time — however groups had been in a position to reduce gamers at will earlier than Thursday.

The deadline for groups to trim their rosters (lively/inactive lists) to 53 gamers is four p.m. ET Saturday. Per the NFL: “Concurrently with the cut-down to 53, golf equipment which have gamers within the classes of Lively/Bodily Unable to Carry out or Lively/Non-Soccer Damage or Sickness should choose one of many following choices: place participant on Reserve/Bodily Unable to Carry out or Reserve/Non-Soccer Damage or Sickness, whichever is relevant; request waivers; terminate contract; commerce contract; or proceed to rely the participant on the Lively Record.”

For many groups, if not all of them, it will be a two-day course of filled with agonizing choices concerning greater than 30 gamers.

There’s a waiver declare interval for gamers who get reduce, which ends Sunday at midday ET.

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NFL roster cuts 2018: Tracker

(Through NFL transaction wire and media sources; cuts tracker starting Friday morning and operating although Saturday)

Arizona Cardinals

Atlanta Falcons

Baltimore Ravens

Buffalo Payments

Carolina Panthers

Chicago Bears

Cincinnati Bengals

Cleveland Browns

Dallas Cowboys

Denver Broncos

Detroit Lions

Inexperienced Bay Packers

Houston Texans

Indianapolis Colts

Jacksonville Jaguars

Kansas Metropolis Chiefs

Los Angeles Chargers

Los Angeles Rams

Miami Dolphins

Minnesota Vikings

New England Patriots

New Orleans Saints

New York Giants

New York Jets

Oakland Raiders

Whalen, Griff, WR

Philadelphia Eagles

Pittsburgh Steelers

San Francisco 49ers


Seattle Seahawks

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tennessee Titans

Washington Redskins

NFL follow squads: Deadline, guidelines

For 320 gamers, getting reduce this week will not be the top of the highway within the NFL, as every staff is granted 10 follow squad gamers along with its 53-man roster.

At 1 p.m. ET on Sunday, a full hour after the waiver declare interval following roster cuts ends, groups are in a position set up their 10-man follow squads. Per the NFL: “No membership, together with the participant’s prior membership, can be permitted to signal a participant to a Observe Participant Contract till all golf equipment have acquired simultaneous notification by way of the above Personnel Discover that such participant’s prior NFL Participant Contract has been terminated by way of the waiver system.”

An NFL follow squad sometimes is made up of rookies and undrafted free brokers who the staff lately reduce. Every staff can carry as much as 4 veterans — who can have not more than two accrued NFL seasons (six video games on 53-man roster qualifies as an accrued season) — on its follow squad, and a participant cannot be on a given follow squad for greater than three seasons. Observe squad gamers should not eligible to play in video games. Groups can signal gamers from different groups’ follow squads so long as the gamers are added to the brand new groups’ 53-man rosters (lively/inactive).

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How a lot do NFL follow squad gamers make?

Observe squad gamers in 2018 can earn a minimal of $7,600 per week in the course of the common season and postseason, per the present CBA, however there is no such thing as a cap on the quantity follow squad gamers can obtain.

The minimal wage for NFL follow squad gamers has elevated and can proceed to extend yearly in the course of the present CBA. The minimal weekly follow squad salaries for annually are under.

2011: $5,700
2012: $5,700
2013: $6,000
2014: $6,300
2015: $6,600
2016: $6,900
2017: $7,200
2018: $7,600
2019: $8,000
2020: $8,400

Contributing: Tadd Haislop


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