With the NFL regular season starting tonight, 30 players will serve suspensions in Week 1 (not including nine free agents).
Last year, there were 21 players (not including eight free agents) who were suspended for at least Week 1.
Overall, including free agents, Week 1 suspensions are up 34 percent over last season.
The Dallas Cowboys have the most players who will serve suspensions to open the season (three).
Only three games in Week 1 will be “clean” – meaning neither team has a suspended player on the roster: Saints at Falcons; Raiders at Jets; and Packers at Seahawks.