Competition Committee considers dumping inactive lists for Thursday games
NFL executive V.P. of football operations Troy Vincent said Saturday that the Competition Committee considered the proper handling of rosters for Thursday games.
Per a league source, the possible solution is the removal of the inactive list for Thursday Night Football. If that happens, teams would dress all 53 players on Thursday night games, with no players on the inactive list.
It doesn’t mean that all 53 players would dress for every team in each Thursday night game; players too injured to play but not so injured to be on injured reserve won’t dress.
Presumably, this approach would apply to all Thursday games, including the trio of games played on the fourth Thursday in November.
It’s unclear whether the Competition Committee will recommend elimination of the inactive list for Thursday days. Ultimately, the owners must vote on any changes to game-day rosters, with at least 24 of them agreeing.