More Options Emerge For Bubble PlayersAugust 20th, 2014
Joe’s not an accountant and typically is bored by salary cap chatter and other football-business-related stuff. However, new changes to the NFL practice squad eligibility have a potential impact on the Bucs. So Joe’s paying attention.
The new expansion of the practice squad from eight to 10 players includes allowing two players with two years of NFL service, no matter how many games they’ve played. That was not allowed previously.
So, for example, guys on the roster bubble like wide receiver Chris Owusu, backup safety Keith Tandy and third quarterback Mike Kafka, should all be practice squad eligible. If the Bucs cut any of those guys and they aren’t picked up on waivers, then the Bucs could move quickly to get them on their practice squad and keep them in the mix, versus telling them to stay ready on their living room loveseat.
And don’t worry, Jeff Demps fans, the fastest man in the NFL is still eligible for a practice squad.