All 32 NFL teams have started to make roster moves in light of the September 1st deadline to have rosters trimmed to 53 players. Most of the players being cut in the coming days are subjected to waivers, which means 31 other teams will have the ability to claim those guys and add them to their rosters. But there’s a lot more complexity to how this works.
With much happening and guys already starting to move through waivers, this is a refresher about how the system operates.
Who may be eligible to endure the waiver wire? When an NFL team releases a player that has under 4 years of NFL service, he or she is subjected to the waiver wire process. NFL players who definitely are released and possess four or maybe more years of accrued time in the league become immediate free agents. Accrued seasons are earned by being on the active 53-man roster for a team for six games in a single regular season, or being with an injury list for six games in a regular season.
During the NFL season, beginning with the NFL trading deadline through the end in the regular season, vested veterans (individuals with 4 numerous years of experience) will also be subject to the waiver process. Which means any veterans cut after Week 8 should go through waivers along with non-vested veterans. For the time being, only players with three or less many years of experience go through waivers.
What exactly is the waiver wire? The NFL waiver wire is a system that allows teams to submit an insurance claim to get a player who has been cut by another team. The waiver wire operates on a 24-hour timeframe where teams can submit an insurance claim after a player being cut.
On roster cut weekend that 24-hour timeframe is abbreviated as teams must submit a 53-man roster to the NFL by 4:00 p.m. ET on Saturday and then have until 12:00 p.m. ET on Sunday to claim players who had been waived your day prior.
Normally whenever a player is released, waivers run the following day. For roster cuts, however, all players run through waivers on Sunday, whether or not they were released on Friday or Saturday.
Waiver Wire order. During the offseason and during roster cuts, the waiver wire order is the same as the NFL draft order (excluding trades). After Week 3 of the regular season, the order turns for the standings across the league since the team with all the worst record gets first priority on the waiver wire and also the team using the best record gets last priority.
Right now, the Bengals are 12th on the waiver wire (that they had the 12th pick within the draft before trading it for the Bills) and all teams ahead of them within the waiver wire order get the chance to assert players on the waiver wire before them.
In 2016, the Bengals claimed cornerback KeiVarae Russell off waivers after the Kansas City Chiefs released him. Cincinnati also claimed quarterback Jeff Driskel off waivers that year after the San Francisco 49ers released him.
This group of players may be within the running for any spot on the practice squad, only if they clear waivers without having to be claimed by another team. Expect many of these guys to clear waivers and also kawomb with all the Bengals’ practice squad, if that’s something either side want.
What will happen when a player isn’t claimed by anyone? Whenever a player goes unclaimed on the fantasyfootballconsultants.net, he turns into a free agent. When a player cut by the Bengals passes through waivers unclaimed, Cincinnati could sign said player towards the practice squad. However, those players could also sign with some other team’s practice squad. All practice squad eligible players must proceed through waivers.