Originally Posted by Shotgun30
I believe the practice squad limit increased 5 to 8 players, so that will give us some room the develop the younger players this year.
Shotgun, you're right about the practice squad. Still, some of the senior developmental players won't be eligible for the practice squad. Further, they would have to clear waivers. In the case of some of the developmental players, they may take the risk of them clearing waivers. In other cases, they may not want to take the risk.
I believe that there will be more and more pressure on the bottom of the roster as the team develops. I think that the teams that released Bell and Vaughan probably knew how good they were on special teams, but couldn't keep them on their rosters while they scrambled to build defenses.