With the top 5 WR spots pretty much locked down (Bruce, Morgan, Hill, Jones, Crabtree), all there is to debate about the WR core is whether or not there will be a 6th WR, and if so, who that is. The conventional wisdom has been that it would most likely be Battle, with Zeigler having a slim chance to beat him out. But is that all there is to the 6th WR debate?
I starting noticing Spurlock's name popping up a lot in the 9er OTA coverage. Just little comments about great finger tip grabs, nice after the catch moves, or a noticeably good day of practice. But then I realized that it wasn't just one reporter mentioning him, it was all of them. And considering that he's an experienced (and pretty good) kick returner and a veteran that's still young, I started wondering if he might have more value to the team than Battle or Zeigler. Also, being a smaller, quicker guy, he's a type of WR we don't have a lot of.
Now, I don't think that we would keep him and let Rossum go, but that is theoretically possible as well. I think it's possible that both Rossum and Spurlock make the team.
What you guys think? Am I just bored and making up 9er intrigue where none exists? Or does Spurlock have a real shot at making this roster?