Originally Posted by SBTexans08
I guess if Starling takes that final 5th spot, Moses is gone. Now if Moses takes the spot, Starling will make the practice squad. What do you guys think? Pretty much what I'm saying is that if Moses isn't in the roster...he won't even make it to practice squad but be released. Am I making myself clear??
It should be noted that just because a guy doesn't make the 53 man roster, doesn't necessarily mean we can just move him to the practice squad. He has to clear waivers, so other teams can pick him up if we don't keep them on the 53 man roster. This is why people are suggesting a 6 WR group, because if we cut Starling to attempt to put him on the practice squad, odds are someone will pick him up. Especially with as good as he has this preseason and with the raw physical skills he possesses. Hell, the Bears picked up Vontez Duff when we cut HIM, I definitely think we would lose Starling. So instead of saying, "We keep Moses and Starling makes the practice squad" it will likely be more like if we keep Moses and cut Starling, we lose him. So if operate under the assumption of only 5 WR, then you pretty much have to resign yourself to losing one of either Starling or JJ (assuming Sloan isn't even in the discussion, which I don't think he is anymore).
That's why I really hope they stick with the 6 WR and continue to use Moses as the return specialist. They can continue to train Starling on PR and KR and maybe utilize him in that role next season if he works out.