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Heading into the 2018 Season of the Florida Grid League, there are some rule changes to be noted for team rosters.

  • Teams will now consist of 18 active players with no reserve players
  • Teams may carry up to 12 optional “practice squad” Players that earn team benefits but are not eligible in regulation matches (details to follow)

Free agency rules:

  • Teams may re-sign up to 8 Players from their 2017 roster during the resigning period ending January 15th, 2018
  • Free agency begins on February 1st where Teams may sign up to 2 Players from other Teams only
  • Free agency runs through the end of the Player signing period on July 31st
  • The combine period runs from May 1st through July 31st

Player signing rules:

  • Player signing is defined as an official agreement between Team and Player for Player to join the signing Team for the given season
  • Action of signing is executed via official FGL Letter of Intent (LOI)
  • Teams may cut a signed Player ONLY in the event of a clear Player handbook violation as determined by FGL Commissioner
  • Once a Player is signed, they MAY NOT play for any other Team in the League, within that given Season, for any reason
  • All players become free agents AFTER the signed season
  • There will be a re-signing period, after the Season, in which Teams have the first right to negotiate re-signing an existing Player for the following year (noted above)
  • Teams MAY NOT make contact with Players signed to other teams prior to the END of this re-signing period (January 15th 2018)

For more information on the Season and how to be involved click here.