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NFL To Expand Offseason Rosters To 90 On Tuesday

The NFL will expand rosters to 90 players on Tuesday. What does it mean for the Texans?

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The NFL announced Monday that teams would be able to expand their rosters by 10 players to 90 beginning at 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday.

What does this mean for the Texans?

First off, it means more jobs for players. One reason contraction would be extremely difficult in sports leagues is that players unions wouldn't allow it. Simply speaking, there will be 320 more jobs available for players, and that's not a bad thing.

For teams, this is an opportunity to create more depth. Every year, you hear about players who go undrafted getting a chance and making the most of it. Does Arian Foster ring a bell? This increases those chances. Depth doesn't just have an effect during games, either. Many of those undrafted players are the last additions to the roster, and this creates more depth in practices and on scout teams.

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