The NFL announced that it will be launching a spring league starting in spring 2017, according to SiriusXM NFL Radio.
BREAKING: The NFL will have a spring league starting in the spring of 2017, structured around four squads of veteran free agent players— SiriusXM NFL Radio (@SiriusXMNFL) December 22, 2016
Breaking (Cont) Players that are currently on NFL rosters will not be eligible to play in the Spring League— SiriusXM NFL Radio (@SiriusXMNFL) December 22, 2016
The Spring League will conduct practices and six games from April 5 through April 26, 2017— SiriusXM NFL Radio (@SiriusXMNFL) December 22, 2016
First: Merry f***ing Christmas.
Second: It’ll be really interesting to see how this develops and how teams use it. It comes right after free agency and right before the draft and teams like the Jacksonville Jaguars who don’t have the deepest of rosters could be big participants in scouting, evaluating, and taking advantage of more opportunities like an NFL spring league.
As more details come in, we’ll add to this story.