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Should Practice Squad Rules Be Changed

According to NFL rules Practice Squad Players cannot have played more than nine regular season games or been on the active roster for an entire year, nor can players be allowed to spend more than two seasons on the same team's squad unless that team's active roster never dips below 53 players. This means that some players with potential will never get a chance. A prime example is Aaron Maybin, and after the jump I will tell you why.

If you are a first round Draft choice you must immediately be put on the active roster since any team can claim you off a practice squad and it is obvious you have potential, otherwise you would not have been drafted in the first round. But sometimes the player is in the wrong system or that potential takes time to develop. So after a year or two you are labeled a bust and cut. No other team will pick you up because they have to put you on their active roster, and maybe you are not ready and still need time to develop. This first round player will never be eligible for a practice squad to learn and develop their game. I believe that this is unfair. I believe that once you are cut by the team that drafted you, a player should have one year of eligibility to be on another team's practice squad. Aaron Maybin and perhaps VG would have benefited from such a rule change.  If Maybin could be put on the practice squad, I believe he would be here. Rex saw some promise in him, but not enough to produce NOW and be on the active roster. What do you think?

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