The ‘How Assembled Charts’ list all players on a team’s 53-man roster as well as any players on the various reserve lists. They do not list practice squad members as they are technically still free agents capable of being signed away by another team if placed immediately on the 53-man roster.
The seven ways that a player can be acquired are shown in the column headings at the top as well as a column indicating the year of acquisition. Players on the reserve list are indicated by using the different colored backgrounds in the status boxes at the bottom of the chart.
A total player count is shown in parenthesis after each year, status or acquisition type. Players are arranged under any given year and acquisition type in the following order: month acquired, team acquired from and alphabetically by player name if necessary. The symbol (#) is used for players on injured reserve who have been given the designated for return tag.
Charts are accurate thru the date listed.