From Bee-rows' blog entry today: "The way I see it, 50 roster spots are locked up heading into training camp, leaving three up for grabs for enterprising young players."
Granted it is still early.
Granted this is MB's opinion.
However, to me, the very idea that the 49ers only have THREE spots open for final roster competition at this point is encouraging and a testament to the depth that our team has now compared to years' past.
Agreed that is a very good sign. As I was trying to say in the Huard kicked our ass in '06 thread that got locked up. Look at the starters and backups from that game (especially at the skilled positions) and look at who we have taking those spots now. ie Antonio Bryant, Bryan Gilmore, Arnaz Battle and Taylor Jacobs were our top 4 WRs on the depth chart. Only Bryant is an NFL starter today.
and thats only one example of one position
[ Edited by global_nomad on Jun 17, 2009 at 14:19:43 ]
"Keep an eye on... QB Davis, S Lewis Baker, S Curtis Taylor, RB Kory Sheets, RB Thomas Clayton, T Alex Boone, T Barry Sims, LB Mark Washington, LB Justin Roland, WR Michael Spurlock, WR Maurice Price."
-- Matt Barrows
Only three positions left for all these guys. That's a shame because I sure see more than three players I'd like to keep. Of this list, I'd like to keep Davis, Baker, Taylor, Sheets, Boone, Washington and Spurlock. I can imagine them being able to sneak Taylor, Sheets, Boone and Spurlock onto the PS, but I'm not sure. Sheets and Boone could definitely be grabbed.
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