Now that the preseason is officially behind us let's get ready for the 2014 season. We'll use this open thread for a discussion of the team as cut-down day approaches. Any and all football related questions are fair game.

A few questions to kick it off:

Which rookie(s) are you most excited to see in the regular season?

Which bubble players make the roster?

Can this team win a game if Blaine Gabbert has to start?

Bring it on! Let's chat 49ers football.

Update - 1:00 Roger Goodell has suspended Aldon Smith for the first 9 weeks.

Now that Smith's suspension has been handed down I thought I would link to a piece I wrote last season about the performance of the defense in his absence. Here you go:

How do you think the team will do during Smith's absence?

Update - 3:34 Tom Pelissero of USA Today is reporting that the 49ers have restructured Ray McDonald. This move will save them more money against the cap. They were $9.8 million under at the start of the day.

Have been saying for a while that I think all this money they are saving by redoing contracts may be earmarked for a Crabtree extension.