I think Adams needs to show he can hang onto the ball and take hits without fumbling. If he does that, I believe they will try to make a spot for him, even if that means keeping 7 receivers and cutting back somewhere else (or finding an excuse to stash him on IR). I think many here have forgotten just how good of a punt returner Adams is...but I have no doubt that the coaches still remember, they just want him to show that they can trust him.
While many use Ginn as a reason to let Adams go, we have to remember that he was only signed to a one year deal. And if he has a season that makes him worth re-signing, he will command much more than Adams would make on his rookie contract. Not to mention that Adam's salary would already be counted against our cap, while Ginn's new deal would need to be added to next season's cap figure. So from a financial standpoint, I'm sure the team would prefer Adams to be the guy next year.
Adams has not let the ball hit the floor yet this year. Although it has been in limited opportunities so far. He seems to have corrected his problems, to date.
If Adams can continue to hold on to the ball, and Ginn Jr. shows any WR ability, that is the only way they both make the team.
Even with that said, if Gettis can prove he belongs, he can make Ginn expendable as a deep threat. Or Ginn stays as a returner and Adams is gone. One, or both, is gone. We cannot keep both as returners. Especially with Barner having some return abilities.
As I have said before. Ginn Jr. is either a WR or a returner, not both. If he is a WR, that is Adams only chance of staying on the team. Because Adams has shown no WR ability up til now.
So IMO, as of now. Gettis and Edwards are 3 & 4, Ginn Jr. and Adams are 5 & 6. Hixon is gone, and Pilares makes the team as a ST ace. Only if Ginn is a WR, if Ginn is a returner, Adams is gone, and Pilares makes the team.
I confuse myself with all this.
Easy peasy. Right?