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.
This only counts for players who are under contract. Clady is not under contract and only has to be on the roster for 6 weeks to accrue a season, but really he has not need of accruing seasons since he already qualifies for UFA.