The regular-season roster for any given NFL team is 53 players. However, during the offseason, that number is greatly expanded, in order to allow for the inviting of players to summer camps, fall workouts, training squads, etc. It allows for an opportunity to test out undrafted players, explore free agents who have drawn little interest, or otherwise hope for a surprising diamond in the rough. On Monday, the NFL announced that those expanded offseason rosters will now be even larger.
Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk reports that the league will officially be expanding the offseason roster limit from 80 to 90 players, as of 4:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday.
This means that your New England Patriots will have an additional 10 players to take a look at -- and an additional 10 players to cut before the 2012 regular season kicks off in the fall.