At one point, the New Jersey Generals’ off-season roster ballooned to over 75 players. But in recent days, the Generals have begun paring down their roster to the new league’s training camp size of 58.
The new collective agreement between the USFL and the United Steelworkers Union/United Football Players Association is a agreed upon 58 players in camp per team. USFL training camps are scheduled to start in March. The league had 45 players in each team’s abbreviated training camp a year ago.
In case you missed it, the player releases by USFL teams have been coming rapidly. In the last week, the Generals have trimmed down their roster significantly. With more moves on the way.
New Jersey Generals Release 11 Players And Counting
As of press time, the Generals have 64 players on their off-season roster.
New Jersey has recently released C Toleafoa McMoore, WR Anthony Turner, TE Mason Sykes, LB Angelo Garbutt, DT Kalani Vakameilalo, TE Bryson Cannon, DL Justin Cates, DB Adehkeem Brown, Caden Novikoff, LS Scott Flanick, and OT Justin Calderon.
Since last summer, sourcing has suggested that there will be some sort of player draft for season two of the current iteration of the USFL. One that is obviously much smaller in scale than last years from the ground-up selection process.
USFL teams will eventually need to trim their rosters before the season starts in Mid-April to 50 players.
The Generals will release their 2023 team schedule on Tuesday. New Jersey is setting up shop this year in Canton, Ohio, with the Pittsburgh Maulers for the 2022 season. In the press release for the new shift to a different hub location. The USFL announced that The Maulers and Generals would face off in Canton’s first regular season game on Sunday, April 23.