Thursday was all about speculation.
Some players chose to inform their Twitter followers about their situation, while others just simply kept their thoughts to themselves. Though an official list will be hard to come by before Friday’s 8 p.m. deadline, I thought I would name a few players who have made this roster reduction a difficult one.
At wide receiver, there was some talk before the Rams game that the club might be interested in keeping seven on the active roster. Possible? Yes. Probable? No. There were just too many other positions that needed the spot. The club will carry six and the battle was going to come down between
Again, no official word, but it appears Holmes has won the spot. From my scout’s eye, I could see what the personnel guys saw in Coale when it came to his route running and his hands. Where he was at a disadvantage was the injury he suffered that truly robbed him of an opportunity to potentially make this football team. Coale had missed so much time that other receivers like
If Coale was able to practice this entire time, we might be talking about someone else that they were going to expose to waivers.
Where Hamilton appears to have missed out is on special teams. There were games where he was put in position to make plays, but failed to take advantage of it and be a core guy. The biggest problem that Hamilton had was he didn’t play with enough awareness, and in turn, his play suffered.
Next to the secondary, this linebacker group might be the deepest on the squad, but it’s about more than just rushing the passer. You had better be able to block and cover too.
One of my favorite players this summer was defensive end
Bass is one of those players that keeps coming at you and is relentless in his effort. In the Dolphins game, he and
I remember the first time I observed linebacker
It was a special defense where Rob Ryan dropped Lemon a little deeper in the zone and into a perfect position to make the play. Lemon is also one of those players that shows up on special teams, not only as a dependable blocker, but also as a point of attack player in the pile.
There were too many times when he was in poor blocking position. I am always against exposing offensive and defensive linemen to waivers, but given his injury history, there might be a pretty good chance of getting him back on the practice squad.