Report: NFL to increase practice squad size from 8 to 10 players

NFL practice squads will be increasing from eight to 10 players in 2014. (USATSI)
NFL practice squads will be increasing from eight to 10 players in 2014. (USATSI)

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There's about to be a few more jobs in the NFL. Each of the league's 32 teams will be allowed to carry 10 players on their practice squad this season, according to ESPN.com. That's up from eight players in 2013.

The plan for the expanded practice squad is expected to be in place by Aug. 26, when teams are required to cut down from 90 to 75 players. After cutting down to 75 players, each team will have to trim its roster down to 53 players by Aug. 30. Teams can then begin to sign players to their practice squad on Aug. 31. 

A player has to clear through waivers before being added to a team's practice squad. The addition of two players to each practice squad will create 64 more spots for players hoping to make it in the NFL. 

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