There are lots of jobs to be won across the NFL over the next seven days. There are almost as many to be lost.
Roster cuts are right around the corner. So, too, is the regular season. After this weekend’s rounds of preseason games, teams will be required to cut their rosters from 90 to 75. By Sept. 5, rosters have to be at the regular-season size of 53.
Practice squads are formed following that final cut, and just about every team finds itself busy scanning the waiver wire or trying to make a trade to plug a hole or fortify a position. On Sept. 6 teams can officially designate a player on injured-reserve as designated to return and claim players waived by other teams following the end of the preseason.
The Steelers and Patriots open the 2015 season Sept. 10. Everyone else plays Sept. 13 or 14.
The full NFL calendar through the season and into the spring can be viewed here.