I sure hope so. I know Rossum's skills as a KR / PR have been debated here before but the bottom line is he is not the kind of explosive return man that teams need to hold onto. When the Niners decide to carry Rossum and list him as a KR / CB they are taking a roster spot from somebody else on the team considering Rossum never plays CB.
Keeping Rossum has ramifications across the whole team not just defense, meaning an extra receiver like D. Ziegler might have to be cut in order to keep him. MM has described the Niners using Rossum more as a CB this camp, and my feeling was they were giving him a chance to earn his spot by being viewed as a legitimate backup CB.
With the siging of Eric Green today I dont see how they can keep Rossum on the squad. There is no way Rossum adds enough value as a KR to make us part ways with Clements, Spencer, Bly, Green, T.Brown or M.Hudson.
I think we will see Rossum stick until the season begins in case of injury, but hopefully we will also see the Niners find Rossums replacement over the next few games and allow who ever returns kicks to contribute somewhere esle as well.
[ Edited by TonyMantana on Aug 20, 2009 at 5:19 PM ]