One of the great remaining questions before the season begins has to do with the practice squad. Knowing who will be on it is basically impossible, but we have our guesses. Part of the trick is figuring out who is actually eligible.
Thankfully, we now have a good list. A huge, appreciative hat tip to Aaron Freeman at FalcFans, who has been doing this kind of detailed work for close to 15 years.
You’ll note that Garrison Smith is not on this list, but as Freeman noted in a follow-up tweet, he is indeed eligible. That means that out of the 90 men currently on the team’s roster, only 34 couldn’t be placed on the practice squad starting Sunday. The names on this list are all the ones you would expect and a few you wouldn’t (Austin Hooper? Deion Jones?!), but it gives us a solid look at who can and cannot actually be stashed away. No Matt Schaub, sadly.
UPDATE: I’m hearing a lot of mixed opinions on whether Smith is actually eligible, and the consensus seems to be that he’s not. He should be in line for a roster spot, so it’s a moot point.
Based on this list, who do you think will make it?