The NFL and the NFLPA announced Tuesday, teams can add two more players to their Practice Squad, going from eight to ten players.
The expansion of the Practice Squads covers the next two seasons and means a total of 64 more jobs will be available around the league in each of the next two years.
The league also announced that each team will be able to sign two players “who have earned no more than two accrued seasons of free agency credit.” Otherwise players who have earned one or more accrued seasons would not be eligible for the practice squad unless they spent fewer than nine games on the 46-man gameday roster during those seasons.
Practice Squad players will earn a minimum salary of $6,300 each week, totaling $107,100 whould they hold on for all 17 weeks of the regular season.
With the Green Bay Packers last season, Myles White, Jake Stoneburner and Jumal Rolle all spent time on the Packers Practice Squad before signing onto the active roster last season.
AUDIO: Mike McCarthy is in full support of adding to the Practice Squad :18