I guess they do make money on the practice squad right?
$8,400 per week or $142,800 for 17 weeks
Actually this year they getting $9,200 for 18 weeks = $165,600 and that is the minimum. Teams can pay whatever they want up to roster minimum to a practice squad player. Plus if the player is activated for any week that week he makes $36,667 which is the rookie minimum.
Practice squad is certainly a good thing. It's more then many Canadian League players make.
Post by Bornthrilla on Sept 7, 2021 14:59:14 GMT -5
Practice squad rules
Each NFL team can have up to 16 players on their practice squad.
Practice squad players only practice with the team. They do not play in games or count against the active 53-man roster.
Practice squad players are paid per week and can be released at any point during the season.
Practice squad players are free to sign with other NFL teams, assuming they are signed to the 53-man active roster. A practice squad player cannot be signed directly to another practice squad unless he is first released.
A practice squad player can not sign with their team’s upcoming opponent, unless they do so six days before the upcoming game or 10 days if their team is currently on a bye week.
If a practice squad player is signed to another team’s active roster, they will receive a minimum of three paychecks, even if they are released before spending three weeks with the team. Their roster spot will also count against the 53 for three weeks even if they’re released before then.
In order to be signed to a practice squad after being released, a player must first clear through waivers.
NEW: Teams can now protect up to four practice squad players from being poached from Tuesday through Sunday.
NEW: Up to two practice squad players can be elevated to the roster — expanding it from 53 to 55 players — each week. These promoted players can then be sent back down to the practice squad without having to go through the waiver process ... but only twice per player. They’ll have to go through the waiver process if they’re sent back down a third time.