John Fennelly, Lead Writer
A few answers to some questions that are coming in…
The practice squads can now accommodate ten players instead of eight. All first-year players and anyone who has not been on a practice squad for more than two seasons or does not have a full accrued season (active for nine games) of NFL service are eligible. Others could be eligible as well. The league will have to approve those players who have more than two accrued seasons of free agent credit on a case-by-case basis.
Players added to a practice squad can be elevated to active duty by any of the league’s 32 teams. They cannot be poached from PS to PS. If a team wishes to sign a PS player, they must be added to an active 53-man roster.
Any player placed on IR before 4pm yesterday, is gone for the season. Any player who began training camp on PUP, is eligible for regular-season PUP. If they participated in training camp, they are not eligible for PUP.
Teams can place players “short-term” IR beginning Tuesday.
Will the Giants’ pursue Michael Sam?
Fennelly: No. Where would they put him? He’s not better than any of the DEs or LBs on their roster. He will likely end up on the Rams’ practice squad. They are the only team that has shown any public interest in him to date.
The Giants need OL help. Will they look to find some this week?
Fennelly: They’ve been looking, and I assume they will continue. The problem is the players they have are still in the process of gelling with each other and acclimating to the new offensive system. The player, or players, they add would need to have a background in a west coast-style system along with being an upgrade over the player they are replacing on the roster.