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There is no set number as far as how many players there must be. When you figure there are 53 players on a roster and 22 of them are starting, that leaves 31 players to cover 22 positions. Usually there will be 3 or 4 extra players for each position group (offensive line, defensive line, running back, wide receiver, linebacker, defensive back). There will be three quarterbacks. Some of the extra players in each position group are usually able to fill in at more than one position in that group. An extra offensive lineman will be able to play guard or tackle. An extra linebacker will be able to play inside or outside.

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For each team, there are 10 positions on offense (WR, TE, LT, LG, C, RG, RT, QB, FB, HB) and 9 positions on Defense (CB, LE, DT, RE, MLB, ROLB, LOLB, SS, FS) There can be up to 11 players on the field for offense and defense, though, so some positions will have multiple players playing

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