NFL practice squad salaries: Minimum salary, rules for 2019
The minimum salary for NFL practice squad players has been rising over the past few years, and it will continue to rise. Increased pay for the players who help their teams prepare for opponents each week but don't get to play in games was negotiated for the current collective bargaining agreement (CBA).
NFL teams in 2019 are able to begin constructing their practice squad rosters, which consist of 10 players per team, Sunday, Sept. 1, at roughly 1 p.m. ET.
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Here is all you need to know about NFL practice squads in 2019, including the minimum salary for practice squad players and the rules for practice squad construction.
How much do NFL practice squad players make?NFL practice squad rules
How much do NFL practice squad players make?
Practice squad players in 2019 can earn a minimum of $8,000 per week during the regular season and postseason, per the current CBA, but there is no cap on the amount practice squad players can receive.
The minimum salary for NFL practice squad players has increased and will continue to increase annually for the duration of the current CBA.
The minimum weekly practice squad salaries for each year are below.
For 320 players, getting let go on roster cutdown day is not the end of the road in the NFL, as each team is granted 10 practice squad players in addition to its 53-man roster.
Beginning at roughly 1 p.m. ET Sunday, a full hour after the waiver claim period following roster cuts, teams will be able to begin establishing their 10-man practice squads. (Teams participating in the NFL's International Player D