After yesterday’s mass exodus across the NFL, today is the day many players will be brought back in as all 32 teams build their 16-man practice squads.
Who is eligible to sign with the practice squad?
Up to six players with more than two accrued seasons of free agency credit can now sign. This was changed a year ago. Ravens fans are familiar with this rule change as veteran wide receiver Dez Bryant joined the practice squad in 2020. There are no requirements to sign six players with more than two accrued seasons of free agency credit, only that they are allowed to sign such players if desired.
The other 10 players that can be placed on the roster much must:
- Have no prior Accrued Seasons in the NFL (An accrued season is six or more games on the active roster);
- Have one prior Accrued Season in which the player was on the 46-man active roster for no more than 8 games
When can players sign to the practice squad?
Per the NFL Operations Department, clubs can start signing players to their practice squads, “[u]pon receipt of the Personnel Notice” on the 1st. The claiming period for waivers expires at 4 p.m. ET, and the personnel notice is likely to go out after that.
Players likely to join the Ravens practice squad
Most likely, the Ravens will likely sign as many of their cuts to their practice squad. The familiarity with their schemes is a significant factor.
This section will update when the Ravens make their practice squad signings.
Ravens 2021 Practice Squad
All 13 formally announced to the practice squad by the Ravens https://t.co/DommvWdtSK— Baltimore Beatdown (@BmoreBeatdown) September 1, 2021
Ravens 2020 Practice Squad
- TE Jerell Adams
- RB Ty’Son Williams
- TE Eli Wolf
- OL Aaron Adeoye
- DT Aaron Crawford
- OL Terrell Bonds
- DB Khalil Dorsey
- C Trystan Colon
- QB Tyler Huntley
- LS Nick Moore
- WR Jaylon Moore
- S Jordan Richards
- DE Chauncey Rivers
- S Nigel Warrior
- ILB Kristian Welch
- OL Will Holden