53 Man Roster Prediction

Quarterbacks (2)
Tony Romo, Jon Kitna
In order to get the proper depth elsewhere, McGee needs to be sacrificed to the Practice Squad. I doubt any team snatches him up.

Running Backs (3)
Felix Jones, Marion Barber, Tashard Choice
Again, this year it’s the same bunch. Lonyae Miller is a good fit for the practice squad.

Fullbacks (2)
Deon Anderson, Chris Gronkowski
Gronkowski is chosen over Tight End Scott Sicko because he is a better blocker. His skill set is somewhere between Fullback and Tight End.

Tight Ends (2)
Jason Witten, Martellus Bennett
Phillips would have been on this list and a sacrifice would have to be made elsewhere had he not been placed on IR.

Wide Receivers (6)
Miles Austin, Roy Williams, Dez Bryant, Patrick Crayton, Kevin Ogletree, Sam Hurd
Ogletree better step it up in these next two games. I love his ability and fire, but he has been doing nothing this off-season to take the next step. Hurd wins over Holley, who resumes his spot on the Practice Squad.

Offensive Linemen (10)
Doug Free, Kyle Kosier, Andre Gurode, Leonard Davis, Mark Colombo, Montrae Holland, Alex Barron, Robert Brewster, Phil Costa, Sam Young
Costa will backup Gurode and swing to Guard when needed. Young is too valuable to let go at Tackle. He could be a future starter.

Defensive Ends (4)
Marcus Spears, Jason Hatcher, Igor Olshansky, Stephen Bowen
I really expected Dixon to step up and force them to keep 5 ends. He disappeared and so did his chances with this squad, since this is his 3rd year and no longer eligible for the Practice Squad.

Nose Tackles (2)
Jay Ratliff, Josh Brent
Siavii loses the battle to the younger Josh Brent who just has more upside.

Inside Linebackers (4)
Keith Brooking, Bradie James, Jason Williams, Sean Lee
I would cut Jason Williams, but Jerry won’t so he stays. Lord help us if he has to play any significant time. The boy just ain’t ready now, if ever.

Outside Linebackers (4)
DeMarcus Ware, Anthony Spencer, Brandon Williams, Victor Butler
I LOVE LOVE LOVE the backups at Outside Linebacker. Can you say PLAYERS? Sorry Octavien. I like ya, but we can’t keep everybody we like.

Cornerbacks (5)
Mike Jenkins, Terence Newman, Orlando Scandrick, Cletis Gordon , Bryan McCann
I may have gone a bit overboard in the secondary, but all these guys can play. So much talent and future starting possibilities are at the bottom of the Corner and Safety lists.

Safety (6)
Alan Ball, Gerald Sensabaugh, Akwasi Owusu-Ansah, Mike Hamlin, Barry Church, Danny McCray
Church and McCray are special teams beasts and are up and coming players at safety. Hamlin needs to show something in these next two pre-season games while starting in place of the injured Sensabaugh.

Specialists (3)
David Buehler, Mat McBriar, L.P. Ladouceur
Buehler needs to keep up the good work at field goals. If not, we sacrifice a bubble player and sign a vet. McBriar rules and Ladouceur is one of the most under-appreciated players on the roster. Show some Long Snappin’ Love!!!

Comments
  1. Whoa you dropped Siavii, you loved him last offseason. LP does need the love, you know my feelings on that! What no Manny Johnson (LOL)?

    Great job on the breakdown, sometimes its hard to cut guys but I think you got it right.

  2. Chris

    Looks like the 53 man roster to me , only thing i see a little different is McGee i do not think he will clear waivers most of the time you do not see a drafted Qb with up side making it thru , i could be wrong on this one but i do not see it but yes i agree we need the roster spot for a more important position DB or O-line is where i would use it …..

  3. MeanE

    You have (5) Five Corners not (4) Four

    • Nate the Cowboy Ninja

      my bad. type-o….thanks. 5 corners.

  4. Nate the Cowboy Ninja

    Kelly- Siavii is still a good nose tackle, but this Josh-Brent guy is just younger and has a better skill set plus they gave up a 7th for him. (not that that matters.) Still love me some Siavii…: )

    Chris- You are probably right about McGee. McCann would probably be the guy offed by him. That would suck. A team would have to sign McGee to there 53 man roster to get him though. I cant see that happening. Hes shown nothing so far and I believe he was over-drafted.

  5. Rob V.

    Wow Nate. I did the same thing this morning with the roster. We were very close. I went with McGee staying on and only one fullback in Deon Anderson. I also went with Siavii staying. I think that was it. Great fans think alike.

    • nate

      Rob- I betcha you are right about McGee. The fact that they reached for him in the 4th round just makes it too early to scrap him just yet. I do think they will mull it over though. Hes gonna be running the practice squad anyway and I seriously doubt any team is desperate enough for a long term developmental QB that has to learn a new system and count against that team’s 53. Plus, what has he ever shown?

  6. SMOKECzECH(Mike)

    I think McCray will be gone and like Siavi over Brent… I like them also to sign someone off waivers as a guard, and Ogletree ain’t going no where. He’s on the team. good post!

    • Nate

      Smoke-
      Maybe McGee takes McCray’s spot? What a shame.
      I agree Ogletree aint goin no where.
      Siavii over Brent? I dunno. Its close.
      We’ll see pretty soon. First cuts are coming after this weekend!

  7. Rob V.

    Rumor has it that the Browns might release Colt McCoy. Thoughts? Might be a good pickup to develop.

    • Nate

      Colt has been awful so far in Cleveland. I loved em at Texas. I dunno.

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