Devonta Freeman could have entered the upcoming 2017 NFL season grumpy and unwilling to participate. Instead, he’s enjoying getting to know new offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian.
Freeman is currently locked in a cordial contract dispute as his rookie deal draws to a close. Freeman is set to make just under $1.8 million this season, and the explosive back would like to get paid closer to his value.
But while that gets sorted out, Freeman has been in camp learning Sarkisian’s system after former OC Kyle Shanahan left to become the 49ers head coach this offseason.
The league did not immediately disclose pay figures for the four international players, but typical practice squad players earn a minimum of $6,300 per week in the regular season. They’re often used as scout-team players in regular-season practices, helping the team prepare for its next opponent.
“This is an important part of the league’s overall strategy to grow internationally,” said Mark Waller, NFL executive vice president of international and events. “We are building this pathway program to provide international athletes with the opportunity to play Cheap Jerseys Epl in the league, which will increase the pool of talent, inspire others and ultimately drive fan growth.”
The four NFC South teams each will be given an exemption to carry 11 practice squad players. NFL teams otherwise are allowed to carry just 10. The division was chosen in a random draw.
While the four practice squad players from overseas will not be eligible to be activated to their teams’ active rosters during the season, former NFL defensive end Cheap Jerseys And Sunglasses Osi Umenyiora says they’re getting a unique opportunity.