We have 5 for now. But we have 2 waiting in the wings who are experienced veterans. One in Crabtree is of very high NFL value. Manningham is at least a good player with NFL experience. So there is no way we are keeping 7. Something will have to give. Which thinking about it now kind of makes sense for Lavelle Hawkins already being cut. He would be 8 with all the guys coming back eventually. We just can't keep all these WR's. You must factor in the 2 coming back. Hawkins would have been cut anyway real soon when Manningham or Crabtree come back. So in a sense I don't think we lose anything there by cutting Hawkins.
So right now it is this. There is no way you can say many players on this list are better than Manningham or Crabtree. Boldin sure. Patton may be better than Manningham eventually but my guess would be the veteran experienced guy gets the nod to begin with when he is healthy. If you add Manningham and Crabtree when they get healthy you are sitting at 7. There is just no way they carry that many. Maybe I could see 6 and cut form somewhere else on the roster. But you may have to cut 2 of this or at the very least 1 plus one from somewhere else on the roster.
~ Anquan Boldin - Absolutely no way he gets cut.
~ Quinton Patton - No way he gets cut.
~ Kyle Williams - Do we carry 6 in which case he stays? Do we want only 5 in which case he can really be on the bubble? Do we cut from somewhere else on the roster?
~ Marlon Moore - Really big cut potential. He had a nice preseason and people like this guy but come on. You can't tell me he is better than an experienced Crabtree or Manningham in a crowded WR corps. He's pretty likely gone when 1 or both of those guys come back.
~ Jon Baldwin - A worthless WR who looks the part but will always break your heart with drops. Much slower than his timed speed in game speed. Doesn't create much separation. But he is a former 1st round pick. He has a high salary. He has a substantial cap hit if we do cut him. He could be a potential red zone specialist because of his size, strength and height. He will probably drop them anyway but that doesn't mean the coaching staff won't see him as a red zone target. I just can't see him being cut. Do we keep 6? He's more likely to stay. Is it 5? I guess it's conceivable he could be cut but I really doubt it.
The odd guy out is definitely Marlon Moore. There is nobody else. It's by default.
[ Edited by SanDiego49er on Sep 1, 2013 at 2:25 AM ]