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Emergency Roster Rules

If a team has less than 20 players and less than $875K (minimum salary of $775K + $100K) cap space to call up a player, they must play 1 game with less than 20 players, and then they can call up a player with a Cap Hit of $875K or less and are permitted to exceed the cap for that player until an injured player returns.