Detroit Lions third-year quarterback, Kellen Moore is once again, practice squad eligible. Tuesday the National Football league changed the rules of eligibility for the 32 practice squads league-wide.
Now official: NFL and NFL Players Association have agreed to expand Practice Squads to 10 players 2014 and 2015 seasons.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 19, 2014
Teams are now permitted to carry up to two players on the practice squad with two accrued seasons on a 53-man roster. Previously, a player with more than one accrued season would not be eligible.
Two preseason games remain for Detroit, and it is rumored that head coach Jim Caldwell will only keep two quarterbacks after the cut to 53 is made, making this situation intriguing for Moore. There is also the option of Moore beating out Dan Orlovsky for the No. 2 job behind Matthew Stafford.
With practice squads expanded from eight up to ten players, 64 new jobs around the NFL.
Furthermore, while players will continue to only have three seasons of eligibility, an additional rule change is a player will need to be on the roster for six games to use up a season of eligibility. Under the previous rules, it was just three games.
If the Lions were to go the route of adding Moore to the practice squad, they would first have to cut the former Boise State Bronco, exposing him to waivers. Once Moore hits the waiver wire, he could get picked up by another team — especially with the promising play he has displayed so far this preseason.
It will be interesting to see how the entire situation unfolds over the next two weeks. Stay logged into Detroit Jock City so you don’t miss a beat!