According to a Tuesday evening report from Ian Rapoport of, the NFL and NFLPA seem to be making progress on the size of rosters heading into training camp. Rapoport has learned that roster sizes are “expected to be 80 players to start camp” this time around.

Typically, the 32 NFL teams are allowed to bring up to 90 players to training camp each year before ultimately trimming down their respective rosters to 53 players for Week 1 of the regular season.

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Of course, such a stipulation is going to effect undrafted free agents the most as it will now be incredibly difficult to make a 53-man NFL roster for one of these players come the 2020-21 regular season. With less roster spots available overall, players will need to impress in a big way throughout camp in order to remain on a team each week — especially if there are no preseason game this summer.

“Close to 31% of players on NFL active rosters in 2019 entered the league as undrafted free agents,” notes Field Yates of ESPN. “Preseason games and OTAs were a massive platform for them to showcase that they had a spot in the NFL. Making a roster as a UDFA this season will be a huge achievement”

It also remains to be seen how exactly the NFL eventually handles the ongoing “coronavirus” pandemic that is still sweeping the nation. Aside from roster size and other details related to the game, the NFL has yet to reveal what safety measures and parameters will be taken leading up to and during the 2020-21 campaign.