Glad we dodged a bullet with McDonald. I'd say it will be DE: McDonald, Smith, Carradine (eventually 3rd), TJE, Dobbs NT: Dorsey, Dial.
I see us cutting other positions before cutting Dobbs or TJE. I think we keep 6 DL until we are forced to cut one of them when guys come back later. So even if Dobbs lasts this year or most of this year I dont see him being back next year though since he is a FA. TJE is signed through 2014 so if he sticks throughout the year he he will likely compete against a rookie to make the team next year. Next yeah I see it as DE: McDonald, Smith, Carradine, Rookie (high as 3rd rd) and/or TJE NT: Dorsey, Dial, Williams. Depending on how Dorsey and Dial play at NT we might think about putting Williams back at DE. He could stay at NT as well and play both. Either way McDonald, Dorsey, Smith, Carradine, Dial, Williams will likely be on the team. Since Williams can probably play NT and DE we might only keep 1 more player which would be a rookie as high as probably the 3rd. If it's a late round pick then then TJE probably beats him out and gets the last spot. Could keep both and 8 DL.
If I had to guess what it would be next year I'd say:
McDonald, Dial/Dorsey (split time), Smith, Carradine (backs up DE, maybe both spots), Williams (backup NT/backup DE), 3rd-4th Round Rookie DE. Outside shot we keep 8 and someone like TJE or a late rookie or UDFA.
[ Edited by Gore_21 on Oct 8, 2013 at 8:58 PM ]