2013 Starting Lineup
Im trying to make this simple and just look at a very basic upgrade to the starting lineup for 2013.
Obviously, there will be more draft picks on the roster and possibly more Free Agents, but for now Im just going with a few basic changes to the starting lineup. Im including the slot WR and slot CB as well as some co-starters at a couple of positions.
The changes from the 2012 roster are:
All players healthy.
Two draft picks.
One mid-level Free Agent.
LG draft pick Jonathan Cooper
OC Costa or Kowalski or Bernadeau to start the season (work draft pick Khalad Holmes or Barrett Jones into the lineup as the season progresses)
RG Move Livings to this side next to Parnell
RT - Parnell
WR Dez, Austin, Harris (Only 2.36M cap hit in 2013 to cut Austin vs 8.3M to keep)
TE Witten, Hanna
RB - Murray
Could cut Austin and use the 6M in cap space to sign a decent veteran WR.
OLB Ware, Spencer (Franchise or sign to a new contract)
ILB Lee, Carter
DE Hatcher, Lissemore/Crawford
NT Ratliff and Mid-level FA like Terrance Knighton (6-3, 330)
CB Carr, Claiborne, Scandrick
Safety Sensabaugh, Church (I expect a draft pick here but not a day-1 starter)
Play Ratliff primarily at DT in the 4-man line of the nickel defense.
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