We mentioned earlier Wednesday that Commissioner Roger Goodell didn’t rule out the possibility of expanding rosters when the lockout ends.
And since there’s not much else going on, we’re going to follow up with one potential plan that has been floated out there. Greg A. Bedard of the Boston Globe reports that one of the ideas would be to expand the 53-man roster and the gameday roster by three players apiece.
That would leave 48 players available on Sundays, and 56 men on team rosters.
The idea here would be to help coaches keep some young players that may not have the proper time in a shortened offseason and training camp to get ready to play. Coaches would then be able to retain more rookies without feeling pressured to play them.
We think a plan like this makes sense, especially if the lockout knocks out most of training camp. Presumably, a more permanent set of roster roles would be part of the next CBA.