QB: Schaub, Orlovsky RB: Slaton, Tate, AFoster FB: Leach WR: AJ, JJ, KW, DA, AD, T.Holliday(and 4th RB) TE: OD, Dressen, Casey, Graham OC/G: Caldwell, W.Smith, CMyers, Briesel, Studdard, S.Smith OT: DBrown, Winston, Butler, (Wade Smith) DE: Mario, Barwin, A.Smith, Jamison DT: Okoye, Cody, Mitchell, Scheppard, Deljuan LB: Cushing, DRyans, Diles, Sharpton, Bentley, Adibi CB: Jackson, Reeves, Quin, McCain, Molden, McManis S: Pollard, EWilson, Barber, Nolan K: Rackers P: Turk LS: Weeks? *** Bolded players are my prediction for the active roster in week one. Practice Squad: Jeremiah Johnson, Nick Polk, Dickerson, Pemberton (CSU LT?), a QB tbd, A.Webster (safety), Glen Martinez (if still eligible), Bret Helms (center) QB We keep a third on P.S. or possibly in place of long snapper, if they are confident in the combo of Dressen/\Casey RB : I think we go with the three young guys and have Holliday involved enough that he can lineup as a HB in certain situations WR: I think AD sticks because he plays special teams, is a quality veteran... But, he would be the one guy of the group at risk of being beat out by Glen Martinez if Holliday wins the punt and kick return job TE: Dressen is a lock because of his experience and versatility and relative good health. Casey and OD will be there unless they have injury issues that keep them on PUP... and, I think Graham is thought too highly of to risk practice squad. Of course, his place on the team will be determined by his ability to contribute on special teams, if Casey and OD are healthy. Interior OL: Chris White is odd man out. I think Wade Smith's versatility will allow them to keep 6 interior guys because he can slide to tackle, if needed. T: pretty straight-forward unless they keep a 4th pure tackle. Not sure who that would be at this point. DE: I think the emergence late last year of Jamison combined with the versatility of some of the DTs will cost Bulman his roster spot. He just isn't the athlete some of these guys are. Tough cut! but a sign that the depth of this team is at a championship level. (all 4 guys are on active roster since ASmith will likely play inside a fair amount) DT: Youth movement, high motors, and explosive athletes cost Okam and Zgoniga their spots on the roster. With these small and explosive players, I expect Kollar to institute a high substitution rate and keep these guys active/fresh. I would expect 4 guys to dress and play, in addition to ASmith. LB: I'm not sure if we get a roster exemption for Cushing for his suspension. If so, then Clark probably makes the team also. CB: I don't see Bennett on this team. I think we can keep 6 CBs since a few of these guys can play some hybrid safety in a pinch: Quin, Molden.... and, most of them are good ST players. Barring injury, Molden makes the team and makes a significant impact on gameday by midseason. It's a better group than we realize! S: I think we have a couple guys on PS. Barber can play both spots and they seem high on Nolan. My guess is Polk will get stashed on PS. K: I just don't see how the team can trust Brown going into the season, regardless how well he kicks in preseason. But, I really don't know what to expect. It may come down to whether Rackers can kickoff as well as Brown can. I'm not sure. LS: I suspect the coaching staff considers that some of the kicking troubles last season may have been a result of using long snappers that are active on offense and other areas of the team... not because they snapped poorly but because of timing issues with the kicker that resulted from less practice time due to their other and primary obligations.