How many roster spots are actually up for grabs?

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  1. Parcells4Life

    Parcells4Life Well-Known Member

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    We hear about competition every year and the reality is the starting 22 has been established for the most part and even many backups. So who is actually 100% safe before camp this year?

    QB (1)
    Dak

    RB/FB (3)
    Zeke
    Pollard
    Olawale

    WR (3)
    Cooper
    Gallup
    Cobb

    TE (3)
    Witten
    Jarwin
    Schultz

    OL (7)
    Smith
    Williams
    Fred
    Martin
    Collins
    McGovern
    Fleming - thanks to his 2 year deal

    DL (6)
    Quinn
    Hill
    A Woods
    DLaw
    Crawford
    Covington

    LB (3)
    Lee
    LVE
    Jaylon

    CB (2)
    Jones
    Awuzie

    S (1)
    X Woods

    ST (2)
    LP
    C Jones

    That adds up to 31 total locks. There’s a lot of guys like Heath and Anthony Brown who are probably 90% but after the release of Bailey last year some things went down from 100% lock to me. Is there more competition than you thought?
     
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  2. CCBoy

    CCBoy Well-Known Member

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    Some pretty good speed vying for a roster spot, this Training Camp...

    Devin Smith WR
    Chris Westry CB
    Jon’Vea Johnson WR
     
  3. Verdict

    Verdict Well-Known Member

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    Some of your locks are probably not locks.
     
  4. Parcells4Life

    Parcells4Life Well-Known Member

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    Any in particular?
     
  5. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    Actually I think you might have left off a few. I think Anthony Brown is locked in as the nickel corner, Joe Thomas as the 4th LBer and Looney as the interior swing.
     
  6. DakPresgoat

    DakPresgoat Well-Known Member

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    I would add Anthony Brown as a lock. He is on a cheap contract. There is no reason to not keep him. He also will not be best out by any of the rookies. I am 98% certain on jourdan Lewis too.

    Jeff Heath is also a 100% lock to make the team, barring injury of course. There is absolutely no chance he gets cut, whatsoever.

    Nice topic and post btw.
     
  7. JayFord

    JayFord Well-Known Member

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    I think all depth positions are up for grabs Starting DT and possibly maybe both safety spots maybe
     
  8. GenoT

    GenoT Well-Known Member

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    Seems reasonable. However, preseason can be a fickle mistress.

    My only quibbles...

    Unless another S steps way up, Heath’s a lock. Also, I doubt they cut Looney, as he’s a proven backup C who can also play guard.
     
  9. Parcells4Life

    Parcells4Life Well-Known Member

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    I think it comes down to Looney and Sua Filo. Sua Filo when he was healthy was great his first 2 starts. Then he had the foot problems and fell apart. Also knowing McGovern may be able to play all 3 interior spots could make it interesting.
     
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  10. GenoT

    GenoT Well-Known Member

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    Injury-plagued Sua Filo’s two starts notwithstanding, Looney proved himself over a full season at the center position; he won’t be easy to dislodge. That McGovern “may be able”, etc, is an unknown. Agree that it will be interesting.
     
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  11. QuincyCarterEra

    QuincyCarterEra Well-Known Member

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    Joe Thomas, Looney. and Anthony Brown are also locks

    Maybe Quinn isnt a lock
     
  12. erod

    erod Well-Known Member

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    Honestly, maybe 2 or 3.
     
  13. Verdict

    Verdict Well-Known Member

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    The players in bold may not be locks. Some of them will make it obviously. But none of these guys would surprise me if they are not on the opening day roster.
     
  14. Verdict

    Verdict Well-Known Member

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    See my post above. It was easier than starting over.
     
  15. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Perhaps 6 or 7. That might be high. Any trade would lower that number. Any player getting paid more but not showing he is worth it will get cut. Most draft picks will make it so I'm not counting those spots up for grabs.
     
  16. Beaker42

    Beaker42 Well-Known Member

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    You need to move Pollard to 1st and Zeke to the cut list.
     
  17. Eanwen

    Eanwen Well-Known Member

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    What about DT Collins?
     
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  18. TrailBlazer

    TrailBlazer Well-Known Member

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    Witten is as much of a lock as can be
     
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  19. Parcells4Life

    Parcells4Life Well-Known Member

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    On last year of his deal. Hill already in line to maybe start over him. Can see them moving on especially if he hurts his foot again in camp
     
  20. buybuydandavis

    buybuydandavis Well-Known Member

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    Fleming's 2 year deal is only an option at a probably too high price for the 2nd year. Shouldn't factor much at all in whether we keep him or not. Looks like one of those face saving future years that just aren't going to happen. Or at least that we hope isn't going to happen.

    In terms of contract, we could easily move on from him this year. All we'd have to eat is 1.5mil.

    I think we need the depth at T, but some people are excited about our down roster Ts. Lots of moving parts with McGovern, Williams, and Collins.

    Fleming can go if enough young guys are ready, and that's reasonably likely.
     

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