The “How Assembled Charts” list all players on a teams 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 club’s 53-man roster.
The various ways that a player could be acquired are shown in the column headings running across the top as well as sections down the left side of each chart indicating the year of acquisition. Players on reserve lists are identified by using the status boxes at the bottom of the chart which use different colored backgrounds or text. Total player counts are shown in parenthesis after each method of acquisition, year of arrival, or status type.
Player entries list the following information: usual position played, name, draft round, team acquired from (where applicable), month of acquisition, and special designations for players signed as restricted (R), unrestricted (U), or players signed away from another teams practice squad (PS) during the regular season. The symbol (#) is used for players on injured reserve who have been given the designated-for-return tag.
All information is complete and up-to-date as of the date listed at the bottom of the chart.