The NFL owners have officially approved a 90-man roster to begin training camps this summer up from the 80 players teams elected to start with in light of the coronavirus pandemic last year.
But even more interesting, however, is the approval for three separate roster cutdowns ahead of the start of the regular season.
The three cutdown dates will be as follows, per Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network:
From 90 players to 85 players on Aug. 17
From 85 players to 80 players on Aug. 24
From 80 players to 53 on Aug. 31
All three cutdown dates will take place on Tuesdays following each of the three preseason games. Because of the new structure, the paring down to just 53 players will take place four days earlier than usual.