53 man ros*ter
1. The 53-man roster refers to the maximum number of players that an NFL team can keep on its roster during the regular season. Each NFL team can only have 53 men on its roster by the start of the regular season, so before the deadline they must cut, release, put players on their practice squad or add them to the PUP list if a player is injured.
1. Johnson broke his leg during the preseason and will not be ready by opening day, therefore he will be removed from the 53-man roster and placed on the PUP list.
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