Kilroy wrote:flotsamnjetsam wrote:Kilroy wrote:I edited the OP to include the Roster Expansion Rule as it was passed. Sorry I hadn't done that before.
I agree with flots that it's probably a good idea to stay at 35 (or 36, leaving "space" for the rookies) through FA, as that was pretty much the rule's intent, but as passed all it really says is you have 40 roster spots until 8/28, at which time you have to cut to 35.
Definitely. We all should have to stay at 35 players max throughout FA. The roster expansion rule was meant for the rookie draft only. I forgot to mention this before but "40" should be taken out of the rules. There can't be an exact limit to the # a roster will expand to because someone could end up with 8 draft picks in 2010. This person would have his 35 (or up to 37 with the 2 IR spots we can have) + those 8 draft picks for a total roster size of 43...to be cut down to 35 before the season starts. I never intended to mess with the 35 max roster limit...except to expand the roster to include our rookies. So please, everyone keep their roster sizes to 35. Does anyone have anyone on IR? I'm not 100% sure, but I don't think so.
I don't have any problem with keeping rosters at a 35 veteran "max", but I still think there needs to be some sort of total maximum that applies to all teams. I don't think that a team should be able to trade players for picks, re-fill roster slots back to 35 in FA, and then be able to keep two or three (or whatever) additional players on their roster through the end of August. Whether that means "bumping" the max or whatever I dunno, but I think there does need to be a max.
Just my .02, and should the rest of y'all feel diffrently then whatever, as they say, is clever.
It should be: 35 roster + your draft picks. That's all any roster will expand by during the offseason. I don't think we can put a max # on it because we're allowed to trade draft picks. Most people will have 35 + their 4 draft picks. Others might have 5 draft picks or more. So the rule should be 35 player max all the time...and expand for the rookie draft only.
PS: That's what it's been all along. We just passed the rule allowing the rosters to expand for the rookie draft.