Originally Posted by DBroncos4life
This is a 100% wrong. If they aren't on the roster a month before game 1, they LOSE the whole season no matter when they report. This just recently went into effect for Chris Johnson of the Titans-he's holding out for a new deal and did not report 30 days before the first game, so he now loses the entire 2011 season for his service time.
You get fined per day before the season starts. You don't lose an entire season if you're not there 30 days prior to season.