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Karma's 53 Man Roster (Pre-Season Game 1)

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For the better part of this century, any attempt to predict roster outcomes would only lead to depression. I would have my list of 35-40 guys who were locks and the remaining spots would be an amalgamation of the remaining stiffs that I was hoping would show some life. Oh, how the tides have turned. Any way you slice it, the team is going to have to cut some damn good players. Other teams are scouting our guys in the hopes of feeding off the scraps. As Martha Stewart would say, "It's a good thing." Here is a break down of how I see the roster shaping up as of now. I will analyze each position group, rationalize my decisions, and even take a stab at the practice squad.

Offense (26 Players):

QB (3): Alex Smith, Colin Kaepernick, Scott Tolzein

Rationale: This is a simple game of numbers. Johnson has the tools and I believe Harbaugh will try to trade him out of respect. Tolzein has no chance of making it through waivers and he looks like a really nice insurance policy if Kaepernick doesn't develop.

WR (6): Michael Crabtree, Randy Moss, Mario Manningham, Ted Ginn Jr., A.J. Jenkins, Kyle Williams

Rationale: Make no mistake; Kyle Williams is a good wide receiver. His skill set is unique in this group. He is quick, shifty, and a powerful blocker. I know people want him gone to purge the memory of the NFC Championship but that isn't going to happen. The guy with the most to lose here is Ginn. LaMichael James is a bigger threat to him than to anyone on this roster. Once he proves he can handle the wind in SF, Ginn will be gone. That will probably be after this season, but I see it happening. Moss is also, in all likelihood, a one year rental. He is being asked to mentor guys like Jenkins, Williams, and Crabtree so they can take over next year. This was the offenses weakest link last year and it is being corrected this year.

TE (2): Vernon Davis, Delanie Walker

Rationale: The flexibility of DeMarcus Dobbs allows the team to save a roster spot here. They proved last year that they can get a guy off the street, like Peele, to be an adequate stand-in and they will keep at least one guy one the practice squad for this position.

RB (6): Frank Gore, Brandon Jacobs, Kendall Hunter, LaMichael James, Rock Cartwright, Bruce Miller

Rationale: As many have said, it is time to see Anthony Dixon go. He has a great personality, lights it up on special teams, and shows flashes in the run game, but he just doesn't have a spot.

OL (9): Joe Staley, Mike Iupati, Jonathan Goodwin, Alex Boone, Anthony Davis, Joe Looney, Daniel Kilgore, Leonard Davis, Derek Hall


Rationale; Michael Person and Derek Hall will be in a battle for the fourth tackle position. I believe Hall has the edge, but I could be wrong. Davis makes it over Slowey because the bench needs experience. Baalke knows Slowey will have a pretty good chance to make it to the practice squad.


Defense (24 Players):


DL (7): Justin Smith, Isaac Sopoaga, Ray McDonald, Will Tukuafu, Ricky Jean-Francois, DeMarcus Dobbs, Ian Williams


Rationale: No suprises here. Ian Williams might be in danger, but we really haven't seen much of him so it will depend on the coach's impression. No one else really has a chance to crack this group.


LB (7): Aldon Smith, Patrick Willis, NaVorro Bowman, Ahmad Brooks, Parys Haralson, Larry Grant, Tavares Gooden

Rationale: This is a big chance. The team is set on the inside, but they go with just three OLBs again. It is tempting fate, but I believe they do it. Many have called for Haralson's dismissal, but that's not smart. He plays the run extremely well, knows the system, and is better than any one behind him on the roster. Yes, Bakhtiari looked great getting those two sacks, but the Viking's OL is far from deep. Joe Webb was running for his life most of the second half. The team will have to keep a guy on the practice squad and Bakhtiari will battle Cam Johnson for that honor. Heck, they might both make it.

S (5): Donte Whitner, Dashon Goldson, C.J. Spillman, Trent Robinson, Colin Jones

Rationale: Spillman improved tremendously and figures to see time in some nickel and dime formations this year. He is fast, hits hard, and seems to have a good nose for the ball. He should be an upgrade over Reggie Smith. Robinson, is an unknown but seems like the type of guy that will flourish as a special teamer and he can learn from the other three. Colin Jones is purely a special teamer, but is an ace in that department. The only question mark for him will be his lack of versatility. This coaching staff seems to love guys that can move around the field. Jones tried WR last year but that didn't seem to go anywhere.

CB (5): Carlos Rogers, Tarell Brown, Chris Culliver, Perrish Cox, Tramaine Brock

Rationale: The first four guys inspire plenty of confidence right now. Rogers and Brown had great years last year and Culliver was far more effective than we thought he might be. Cox has been out of football for a year but seems to be having a better camp than anyone. All four figure to be on the field at some point and I feel comfortable with any of them starting right now. Brock, is a different matter. He is a very good special teams player and has a good physical style, but he just doesn't seem to have the speed to play CB. I kept him for two reasons: 1. You can never have enough CBs, 2. If the secondary were hit with the injury bug he would be better than anyone on the practice squad or off the street. The team may decide to go with four here and strengthen the OLB position. I could see it going either way. In either case, this would likely be an inactive guy on game-days.

Practice Squad:

1. Chris Owusu - WR (His concussions will scare teams off and this is the perfect opportunity for him to avoid serious contact for a year.)
2. Cam Johnson - OLB (Raw skills and low college output made him available in the 7th. His knee injury lets him pass through waivers.)
3. Jason Slowey - C/OG (Position change and small school credentials should keep him available.)
4. Konrad Reuland - TE (This guy will be solid in this league. Let's hope teams don't see it yet.)
5. Joe Holland - ILB (Not a position of need but he has huge upside and his energy is perfect for the practice squad)
6. Curtis Holcomb - CB (He gets another year to heal. He could still be a steal. Smarts, leadership, and tenacity)
7. Tony Jerod-Eddie - DL (Big guy with tons of upside. Tends to piss people off.)
8. Eric Bakhtiari - OLB (He may not be here but we should double up on this position if we only go with three again. Kenny Rowe or Kourtnei Brown are options.)


Here is a short cut to the issues you might have:

1. I kept 6 WRs. It was a glaring need in the postseason. We loaded up on talent so we need to make sure we use them.
2. I only kept 2 TEs. It is risky, but DeMarcus Dobbs has shown promise as the blocking specialist and the roster spot is valuable.
3. I didn't list the specialists. Like that will be a suprise...
4. I only kept 3 OLBs again. Hey, it worked once.


Have at it, Chaps.
Looks good to me

A few things I would change:

I think Person makes the team over Hall.

Bakhtiari is no longer eligible for the practice squad, so if we like him we got to stick him on the 53-man. If he continues to impress, I think he makes it as the 4th OLB, most likely at the expense of Ian Williams IMO. I believe Williams still has PS eligiblity, could be wrong though.

PS looks good, but I think Holcomb's tenure here is done. He got cut so early that he probably doesn't figure into the teams plans.
[ Edited by SofaKing on Aug 12, 2012 at 12:44 AM ]
Nice job! That's pretty much exactly how I see it.

Only things I could see doing differently are:

Keeping Cam Johnson or Eric Bakhtiari over Ian Williams. If Aldon isn't ready for the start of the season I think they might want another OLB.

Keeping Nathan Palmer on the practice squad. Seems like they usually keep 2 WRs on the PS and Palmer looked pretty decent to me.


Thanks for doing all the work for me. You pretty much wrote down exactly the roster I had in mind.
Bakhtiari is not eligible for PS
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I think Nelms was ahead of Jones on the depth chart. I remember reading that they were high on him last year
Tedd Ginn stayed with us?????

Oh yeah!!!
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Originally posted by SofaKing:
Looks good to me

A few things I would change:

I think Person makes the team over Hall.

Bakhtiari is no longer eligible for the practice squad, so if we like him we got to stick him on the 53-man. If he continues to impress, I think he makes it as the 4th OLB, most likely at the expense of Ian Williams IMO. I believe Williams still has PS eligiblity, could be wrong though.

PS looks good, but I think Holcomb's tenure here is done. He got cut so early that he probably doesn't figure into the teams plans.

You might be right about all of that. Person has played Left Tackle while Hall has only played on the right side. I guess I was just speculating. They liked Ian Williams but RJF proved he can play NT in a pinch so they might take a chance that Williams lands on the PS. Especially with the minor injury to Aldon Smith, Bakhtiari might end up sticking.

I also threw Holcomb on there as a possibility, but Nelms has been a favorite of the coaches. He certainly has the speed and may even be able to play Safety. I guess we will see!
[ Edited by Karma on Aug 13, 2012 at 1:52 PM ]
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Originally posted by TheFunkyChicken:
Nice job! That's pretty much exactly how I see it.

Only things I could see doing differently are:

Keeping Cam Johnson or Eric Bakhtiari over Ian Williams. If Aldon isn't ready for the start of the season I think they might want another OLB.

Keeping Nathan Palmer on the practice squad. Seems like they usually keep 2 WRs on the PS and Palmer looked pretty decent to me.


Thanks for doing all the work for me. You pretty much wrote down exactly the roster I had in mind.

I appreciate the praise! I agree with you on Palmer. He and Owusu both looked good in the first game. Owusu has the size and agility they look for and Palmer showed good route running ability and nice hands. They both have tremendous upside. I don't see Moss or Ginn on the team next year and Crabtree and Williams both have something to prove. The WRs could look very different next year and it would be nice to have a few young guys to learn throughout this year. Say what you will about Moss's antics, he still is a great guy to learn from in your first year. On that same note, Jenkins looks like he could be pretty good soon. He had a few drops, but his hands have been good throughout his college career so that could just be first game jitters. What impressed me was his sharp breaks on routes and his body control. He reminds me of Donald Driver, if he added about 8-10 pounds of muscle.

Overall, I am much more impressed with this group of young receivers than last year. Even Tyms has an NFL body and could turn into a good one with enough experience!
You should watch Joe Sawyer,the new tight end. He is very fast and pretty impressive. I would keep this guy somehow.
There are going to be some tight decisions and I believe some changes. I think Colin Jones and Spillman both get cut and Trenton Robinson and Michael Thomas make it due to being players vs special teamers. I think Owusu and Slowey and Netter are making the team. I think Cartwright is not that exclusive and can be replaced by Robinson, Thomas and or Owusu. I also feel someone like Cam Johnson or Kourtnei brown make it. I also think Tavares Gooden goes before Ian Williams.
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Originally posted by prometheus:
There are going to be some tight decisions and I believe some changes. I think Colin Jones and Spillman both get cut and Trenton Robinson and Michael Thomas make it due to being players vs special teamers. I think Owusu and Slowey and Netter are making the team. I think Cartwright is not that exclusive and can be replaced by Robinson, Thomas and or Owusu. I also feel someone like Cam Johnson or Kourtnei brown make it. I also think Tavares Gooden goes before Ian Williams.

1.) Spillman isn't going anywhere. He is the third Safety and has shown tons of improvement. There is no way he gets cut for an undrafted rookie in Michael Thomas. We also know the importance of a good special teams unit so Colin Jones seems to be more important to the team. Granted, he is one dimensional, but we saw how good he can be throughout the season.

2.) Slowey has a pretty good shot, but Netter is a reach. He has great potential, but he would need to beat out Leonard Davis, Daniel Kilgore, Joe Looney, and Jason Slowey to have a shot to backup on the interior. He could be a candidate for the PS, but he is a long shot for the roster.

3.) Owusu looked good in the game, but there is a logjam ahead of him. Crabtree, Moss, Manningham, Ginn, and Jenkins are locks. Williams is unpopular but he is miles ahead of Owusu right now just because of experience. Owusu has potential, but the best place for him is the PS where he can prove he can stay healthy and gain experience.

4.) Cartwright has ten years experience as an NFL special teams ace and you think he can be replaced by a rookie? Possible, but not probable. Cartwright also showed he can run the ball in a pinch. He feels like a lock to me to provide leadership and versatility.

5.) I am leaning more and more toward needed a 4th OLB, but Gooden shouldn't go anywhere. Larry Grant will most likely leave after this year and Gooden is a really nice backup. He has tremendous speed and is another special teams ace. Why get rid of him instead of a third string NT that didn't see the field and wouldn't even contribute on special teams? Not that Ian Williams won't develop into a nice player, but Gooden offers much more in the coming year.

You are putting too much faith in rookies to take over a special teams unit that won us more than a few games last year. I just don't see the coaches brushing away all that experience and output for unknowns...
Originally posted by Karma:
Originally posted by prometheus:
There are going to be some tight decisions and I believe some changes. I think Colin Jones and Spillman both get cut and Trenton Robinson and Michael Thomas make it due to being players vs special teamers. I think Owusu and Slowey and Netter are making the team. I think Cartwright is not that exclusive and can be replaced by Robinson, Thomas and or Owusu. I also feel someone like Cam Johnson or Kourtnei brown make it. I also think Tavares Gooden goes before Ian Williams.

1.) Spillman isn't going anywhere. He is the third Safety and has shown tons of improvement. There is no way he gets cut for an undrafted rookie in Michael Thomas. We also know the importance of a good special teams unit so Colin Jones seems to be more important to the team. Granted, he is one dimensional, but we saw how good he can be throughout the season.

2.) Slowey has a pretty good shot, but Netter is a reach. He has great potential, but he would need to beat out Leonard Davis, Daniel Kilgore, Joe Looney, and Jason Slowey to have a shot to backup on the interior. He could be a candidate for the PS, but he is a long shot for the roster.

3.) Owusu looked good in the game, but there is a logjam ahead of him. Crabtree, Moss, Manningham, Ginn, and Jenkins are locks. Williams is unpopular but he is miles ahead of Owusu right now just because of experience. Owusu has potential, but the best place for him is the PS where he can prove he can stay healthy and gain experience.

4.) Cartwright has ten years experience as an NFL special teams ace and you think he can be replaced by a rookie? Possible, but not probable. Cartwright also showed he can run the ball in a pinch. He feels like a lock to me to provide leadership and versatility.

5.) I am leaning more and more toward needed a 4th OLB, but Gooden shouldn't go anywhere. Larry Grant will most likely leave after this year and Gooden is a really nice backup. He has tremendous speed and is another special teams ace. Why get rid of him instead of a third string NT that didn't see the field and wouldn't even contribute on special teams? Not that Ian Williams won't develop into a nice player, but Gooden offers much more in the coming year.

You are putting too much faith in rookies to take over a special teams unit that won us more than a few games last year. I just don't see the coaches brushing away all that experience and output for unknowns...

1st off, roster looks good Karma, and 2nd I agree on Spillman, plus he was extended in offseason. He isn't going anywhere. Those who think rooks can replace provens like Cartwright, Gooden, Jones and Spillman are crazy.
Originally posted by prometheus:
There are going to be some tight decisions and I believe some changes. I think Colin Jones and Spillman both get cut and Trenton Robinson and Michael Thomas make it due to being players vs special teamers. I think Owusu and Slowey and Netter are making the team. I think Cartwright is not that exclusive and can be replaced by Robinson, Thomas and or Owusu. I also feel someone like Cam Johnson or Kourtnei brown make it. I also think Tavares Gooden goes before Ian Williams.

i really like Spillman. i think he can replace Goldson if it comes down to us not keeping him.

All i really know is this is a great problem to have. its been a while since we've had a roster with this much talent. would really like us to have 4 OLBs, esp after that scare with Aldon. I'm not sold on Bahktari, and i also am torn on who would get cut if he makes the 53...glad i dont make those decisions.
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Originally posted by AB83Rules:
Originally posted by Karma:
Originally posted by prometheus:
There are going to be some tight decisions and I believe some changes. I think Colin Jones and Spillman both get cut and Trenton Robinson and Michael Thomas make it due to being players vs special teamers. I think Owusu and Slowey and Netter are making the team. I think Cartwright is not that exclusive and can be replaced by Robinson, Thomas and or Owusu. I also feel someone like Cam Johnson or Kourtnei brown make it. I also think Tavares Gooden goes before Ian Williams.

1.) Spillman isn't going anywhere. He is the third Safety and has shown tons of improvement. There is no way he gets cut for an undrafted rookie in Michael Thomas. We also know the importance of a good special teams unit so Colin Jones seems to be more important to the team. Granted, he is one dimensional, but we saw how good he can be throughout the season.

2.) Slowey has a pretty good shot, but Netter is a reach. He has great potential, but he would need to beat out Leonard Davis, Daniel Kilgore, Joe Looney, and Jason Slowey to have a shot to backup on the interior. He could be a candidate for the PS, but he is a long shot for the roster.

3.) Owusu looked good in the game, but there is a logjam ahead of him. Crabtree, Moss, Manningham, Ginn, and Jenkins are locks. Williams is unpopular but he is miles ahead of Owusu right now just because of experience. Owusu has potential, but the best place for him is the PS where he can prove he can stay healthy and gain experience.

4.) Cartwright has ten years experience as an NFL special teams ace and you think he can be replaced by a rookie? Possible, but not probable. Cartwright also showed he can run the ball in a pinch. He feels like a lock to me to provide leadership and versatility.

5.) I am leaning more and more toward needed a 4th OLB, but Gooden shouldn't go anywhere. Larry Grant will most likely leave after this year and Gooden is a really nice backup. He has tremendous speed and is another special teams ace. Why get rid of him instead of a third string NT that didn't see the field and wouldn't even contribute on special teams? Not that Ian Williams won't develop into a nice player, but Gooden offers much more in the coming year.

You are putting too much faith in rookies to take over a special teams unit that won us more than a few games last year. I just don't see the coaches brushing away all that experience and output for unknowns...

1st off, roster looks good Karma, and 2nd I agree on Spillman, plus he was extended in offseason. He isn't going anywhere. Those who think rooks can replace provens like Cartwright, Gooden, Jones and Spillman are crazy.

Originally posted by AB83Rules:
Originally posted by Karma:
Originally posted by prometheus:
There are going to be some tight decisions and I believe some changes. I think Colin Jones and Spillman both get cut and Trenton Robinson and Michael Thomas make it due to being players vs special teamers. I think Owusu and Slowey and Netter are making the team. I think Cartwright is not that exclusive and can be replaced by Robinson, Thomas and or Owusu. I also feel someone like Cam Johnson or Kourtnei brown make it. I also think Tavares Gooden goes before Ian Williams.

1.) Spillman isn't going anywhere. He is the third Safety and has shown tons of improvement. There is no way he gets cut for an undrafted rookie in Michael Thomas. We also know the importance of a good special teams unit so Colin Jones seems to be more important to the team. Granted, he is one dimensional, but we saw how good he can be throughout the season.

2.) Slowey has a pretty good shot, but Netter is a reach. He has great potential, but he would need to beat out Leonard Davis, Daniel Kilgore, Joe Looney, and Jason Slowey to have a shot to backup on the interior. He could be a candidate for the PS, but he is a long shot for the roster.

3.) Owusu looked good in the game, but there is a logjam ahead of him. Crabtree, Moss, Manningham, Ginn, and Jenkins are locks. Williams is unpopular but he is miles ahead of Owusu right now just because of experience. Owusu has potential, but the best place for him is the PS where he can prove he can stay healthy and gain experience.

4.) Cartwright has ten years experience as an NFL special teams ace and you think he can be replaced by a rookie? Possible, but not probable. Cartwright also showed he can run the ball in a pinch. He feels like a lock to me to provide leadership and versatility.

5.) I am leaning more and more toward needed a 4th OLB, but Gooden shouldn't go anywhere. Larry Grant will most likely leave after this year and Gooden is a really nice backup. He has tremendous speed and is another special teams ace. Why get rid of him instead of a third string NT that didn't see the field and wouldn't even contribute on special teams? Not that Ian Williams won't develop into a nice player, but Gooden offers much more in the coming year.

You are putting too much faith in rookies to take over a special teams unit that won us more than a few games last year. I just don't see the coaches brushing away all that experience and output for unknowns...

1st off, roster looks good Karma, and 2nd I agree on Spillman, plus he was extended in offseason. He isn't going anywhere. Those who think rooks can replace provens like Cartwright, Gooden, Jones and Spillman are crazy.

Thank you for the compliment! I always look to you for knowledge of the salary cap and how contracts are produced. I noticed that you have the team cutting Hatalson because of salary cap issues; mainly saving money for emergencies. I disagree with you because I feel that he has too much value as a backup. Are there any other options?
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Originally posted by AB83Rules:
Originally posted by Karma:
Originally posted by prometheus:
There are going to be some tight decisions and I believe some changes. I think Colin Jones and Spillman both get cut and Trenton Robinson and Michael Thomas make it due to being players vs special teamers. I think Owusu and Slowey and Netter are making the team. I think Cartwright is not that exclusive and can be replaced by Robinson, Thomas and or Owusu. I also feel someone like Cam Johnson or Kourtnei brown make it. I also think Tavares Gooden goes before Ian Williams.

1.) Spillman isn't going anywhere. He is the third Safety and has shown tons of improvement. There is no way he gets cut for an undrafted rookie in Michael Thomas. We also know the importance of a good special teams unit so Colin Jones seems to be more important to the team. Granted, he is one dimensional, but we saw how good he can be throughout the season.

2.) Slowey has a pretty good shot, but Netter is a reach. He has great potential, but he would need to beat out Leonard Davis, Daniel Kilgore, Joe Looney, and Jason Slowey to have a shot to backup on the interior. He could be a candidate for the PS, but he is a long shot for the roster.

3.) Owusu looked good in the game, but there is a logjam ahead of him. Crabtree, Moss, Manningham, Ginn, and Jenkins are locks. Williams is unpopular but he is miles ahead of Owusu right now just because of experience. Owusu has potential, but the best place for him is the PS where he can prove he can stay healthy and gain experience.

4.) Cartwright has ten years experience as an NFL special teams ace and you think he can be replaced by a rookie? Possible, but not probable. Cartwright also showed he can run the ball in a pinch. He feels like a lock to me to provide leadership and versatility.

5.) I am leaning more and more toward needed a 4th OLB, but Gooden shouldn't go anywhere. Larry Grant will most likely leave after this year and Gooden is a really nice backup. He has tremendous speed and is another special teams ace. Why get rid of him instead of a third string NT that didn't see the field and wouldn't even contribute on special teams? Not that Ian Williams won't develop into a nice player, but Gooden offers much more in the coming year.

You are putting too much faith in rookies to take over a special teams unit that won us more than a few games last year. I just don't see the coaches brushing away all that experience and output for unknowns...

1st off, roster looks good Karma, and 2nd I agree on Spillman, plus he was extended in offseason. He isn't going anywhere. Those who think rooks can replace provens like Cartwright, Gooden, Jones and Spillman are crazy.

Originally posted by AB83Rules:
Originally posted by Karma:
Originally posted by prometheus:
There are going to be some tight decisions and I believe some changes. I think Colin Jones and Spillman both get cut and Trenton Robinson and Michael Thomas make it due to being players vs special teamers. I think Owusu and Slowey and Netter are making the team. I think Cartwright is not that exclusive and can be replaced by Robinson, Thomas and or Owusu. I also feel someone like Cam Johnson or Kourtnei brown make it. I also think Tavares Gooden goes before Ian Williams.

1.) Spillman isn't going anywhere. He is the third Safety and has shown tons of improvement. There is no way he gets cut for an undrafted rookie in Michael Thomas. We also know the importance of a good special teams unit so Colin Jones seems to be more important to the team. Granted, he is one dimensional, but we saw how good he can be throughout the season.

2.) Slowey has a pretty good shot, but Netter is a reach. He has great potential, but he would need to beat out Leonard Davis, Daniel Kilgore, Joe Looney, and Jason Slowey to have a shot to backup on the interior. He could be a candidate for the PS, but he is a long shot for the roster.

3.) Owusu looked good in the game, but there is a logjam ahead of him. Crabtree, Moss, Manningham, Ginn, and Jenkins are locks. Williams is unpopular but he is miles ahead of Owusu right now just because of experience. Owusu has potential, but the best place for him is the PS where he can prove he can stay healthy and gain experience.

4.) Cartwright has ten years experience as an NFL special teams ace and you think he can be replaced by a rookie? Possible, but not probable. Cartwright also showed he can run the ball in a pinch. He feels like a lock to me to provide leadership and versatility.

5.) I am leaning more and more toward needed a 4th OLB, but Gooden shouldn't go anywhere. Larry Grant will most likely leave after this year and Gooden is a really nice backup. He has tremendous speed and is another special teams ace. Why get rid of him instead of a third string NT that didn't see the field and wouldn't even contribute on special teams? Not that Ian Williams won't develop into a nice player, but Gooden offers much more in the coming year.

You are putting too much faith in rookies to take over a special teams unit that won us more than a few games last year. I just don't see the coaches brushing away all that experience and output for unknowns...

1st off, roster looks good Karma, and 2nd I agree on Spillman, plus he was extended in offseason. He isn't going anywhere. Those who think rooks can replace provens like Cartwright, Gooden, Jones and Spillman are crazy.

Thank you for the compliment! I always look to you for knowledge of the salary cap and how contracts are produced. I noticed that you have the team cutting Hatalson because of salary cap issues; mainly saving money for emergencies. I disagree with you because I feel that he has too much value as a backup. Are there any other options?