The New York Giants have taken advantage of the new rule allowing two practice squad players to be added to the game day roster by promoting offensive lineman Chad Slade and safety Sean Chandler to the active roster.
Teams can add two players to the active roster from the practice squad each week. A player can be added to the active roster for a game and then returned to the practice squad twice during the season. After that, to be added to the roster a player has to have his practice squad contract terminated and be signed to an active player contract.
Slade was on the Giants’ roster all of 2019, but was inactive for every game. Chandler has played in 29 games over the past two seasons, primarily on special teams.
Another rule twist this season is that teams can carry 48 players on their game day rosters, provided they have at least eight offensive linemen active. The inactive list will be posted roughly 90 minutes before kickoff.