2011 NFL positional count at 53-man limit

September, 4, 2011
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With NFL teams meeting the 53-man roster deadline Saturday, I've put together a chart breaking down general positional counts.

"General" is the appropriate term here because some teams see fullbacks as tight ends, defensive ends as outside linebackers and the like. But the general picture can be helpful in determining where teams might be a little thin, where they have depth, etc.

Teams often wind up picking the best 53 players at the expense of some positions. The San Francisco 49ers did this at the expense of a third quarterback, for example.

These counts will change. In Tennessee, for example, running back Chris Johnson is not immediately counting against the 53-man limit. The Titans received an exemption for him after Johnson missed camp during a contract dispute.

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