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Report: NFL to increase practice squad size to 10 players

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This move would create 64 new jobs around the NFL.

Josh Bynes was once a practice squad player that worked his way up to the 53-man roster.
Josh Bynes was once a practice squad player that worked his way up to the 53-man roster.
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At least 64 players in any given week will be happy about this potential change.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the NFL will increase the size of practice squads from eight to 10 players. That means more jobs for more players hoping to crack a 53-man roster one day.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>By next week, NFL is expected to increase size of practice squads to 10 players from 8, per source. So 64 more jobs.</p>&mdash; Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) <a href="https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/statuses/501510721495379968">August 18, 2014</a></blockquote>
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This is one of those changes that would be hard for most clubs to be upset about. The more bodies in practice, the more that can be accomplished. It also gives teams a chance to hone the skills of some raw players that they believe have a lot of potential.

All in all it's a solid move by the NFL. More jobs available and more guys to practice with.