Minor modifications for players will be an increase of the practice squad from five to eight players. Also, wide receivers will be allowed to wear numbers 10 through 19 even when numbers in the 80s are vacant. Previously, 10-19 were available only when all 80s numbers are reserved either by active players or retired numbers.
Behind the scenes, modifications include an extension of the five day period after the season ends for interviewing assistant coaches. It will now be seven days, or until the conclusion of the wild-card round and will now also include high-level front office positions.