Originally Posted by DiehardChris
I mean, there are going to be a LOT of guys in that final 80 who Kubiak KNOWS isn't going to make the team - so why not just cut that guy now and see if Spencer can make any progress at camp...
Because you have to have guys on the practice field who can take reps. With the NFL Europe exemptions, teams could have some guys standing around and not participating. But, they're gone. Plus, there are guys who get nicked up in camp that can't play. Kubiak can't afford to cut a healthy Scott Jackson or Dan Stevenson prior to camp, while keeping a guy who can't take reps and may not be ready to go in 2008.
And maybe Kubiak "KNOWS" that Spencer is one of those guys who isn't going to make this team.
As far as placing Spencer on IR, they've already carried him for 2 seasons. If he fully rehabs and gets back into shape, the Texans could re-sign him in the '09 offseason. Though I doubt he's a good fit for what they're trying to do on the o-line, now.