In a progressive day for the NFL, the NFLPA have agreed upon a couple of important steps in order for there to be a 2020 season. With the preseason now canceled, teams will have to trim their rosters down to 80…with many GM’s already working under that guideline.
This explains the Eagles’ recent flurry of roster moves. Keegan Render and Trevor Williams were released earlier today, while WR Khalil Tate was waived yesterday. The Eagles roster currently stands at 87, meaning the team have to part ways with 7 more players by July 28th, the date that camp opens.
With no preseason, it makes little sense to keep the rosters at 90 since the players that far down the roster won’t really have much to audition for. It’s a real shame for UDFA’s, veterans coming off injuries, and other players battling at the bottom of the roster as they’ve already been stripped of OTA’s and preseason, and now won’t get a shot to show what they can do during camp either. But if it’s in the best interest of the league, it’s understandable in a move to cut the NFL’s nose in order to spite its face.
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