Expanded rosters will make preseason games more meaningful as Franchise players decide who to cut and who to keep.

Expanded rosters will make preseason games more meaningful as Franchise players decide who to cut and who to keep.

As you scout rookies for the NFL draft, their ratings will be partially unlocked according to how many workouts you give them. Gone is the old system where all their attributes were rated and shown to you.

As you scout rookies for the NFL draft, their ratings will be partially unlocked according to how many workouts you give them. Gone is the old system where all their attributes were rated and shown to you.

As you scout rookies for the NFL draft, their ratings will be partially unlocked according to how many workouts you give them. Gone is the old system where all their attributes were rated and shown to you.

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As you scout rookies for the NFL draft, their ratings will be partially unlocked according to how many workouts you give them. Gone is the old system where all their attributes were rated and shown to you.

Player management screens are redesigned and will identify whether a player is on a hot or cold streak according to Madden NFL 12's new dynamic ratings system.

Player management screens are redesigned and will identify whether a player is on a hot or cold streak according to Madden NFL 12's new dynamic ratings system.

Player management screens are redesigned and will identify whether a player is on a hot or cold streak according to Madden NFL 12's new dynamic ratings system.

Player management screens are redesigned and will identify whether a player is on a hot or cold streak according to Madden NFL 12's new dynamic ratings system.

Player roles return from a five-year hiatus. Having mentors on the roster makes younger players better.

A player who earns the "Franchise quarterback" role sees a boost to his passing accuracy.

Not all labels are good. "Injury-prone" means a player's more likely to get hurt. With expanded rosters and a more realistic Injured Reserve, all players are more likely to get hurt in Madden NFL 12.

Don't worry, roles are earned or lost every offseason, good or bad.

The revamped draft window. Note the improved portraits for CPU-created rookies.

The revamped draft window. You won't know everything about the rookies; only by working out prospects will you reveal certain ratings.

The revamped draft window also displays information such as free agents available, in case the players at a certain position don't light up your draft board.

The revamped draft window also keeps you aware of your organizational needs.

One of Franchise mode's many redone menus.