How Much Do NFL Practice Squad Players Get Paid?

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Chase Kiddy @chaseakiddy Apr 29, 2024, 4:16 PM

The minimum salary for NFL practice squad players is $12,000 per week.

If a player has accrued at least two seasons, their minimum salary is $16,100 per week, and the maximum salary is $20,600 per week.

If a player with fewer than two seasons is on the practice squad for all 18 weeks, they would earn $216,000. That’s approximately 27% of the NFL league minimum salary for rookies, $795,000.

If a player with at least two seasons is on the practice squad for all 18 weeks, they would earn between $289,800 and $370,800. The veteran league minimum salary for 2024 starts at $915,000.

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Chase Kiddy is a writer for BetMGM and co-host of The Lion's Edge, an NFL and college football podcast available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and everywhere else. He has also written for a number of print and online outlets, including the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Washington Post, Daily News-Record, and HERO Sports. His first novel, Cave Paintings, is in development.

Chase Kiddy is a writer for BetMGM and co-host of The Lion's Edge, an NFL and college football podcast available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and everywhere else. He has also written for a number of print and online outlets, including the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Washington Post, Daily News-Record, and HERO Sports. His first novel, Cave Paintings, is in development.