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  1. I don't think he's being literal (but then, I didn't hear him say it). Longtime girlfriend = Panthers Put up dating profile = on the market for a new QB
  2. I'm a little late on seeing this but...you figured it out, the waive/IR period is over the second you submit your 75-man roster. That said, on the subject of IRing receivers, I think the practice squad is most likely for these guys. Of our 14 receivers, only Hill and Ginn don't have practice squad eligibility remaining (assuming the two practice squad "exception" spots get renewed for another year, currently that provision has expired after a 2-year trial phase); of course Ginn is likely a lock, and there's really no incentive to IR Hill given that he's a pending UFA (unless of course he actually does sustain an injury). To go back to your example, you can see how we carefully navigated the cut to 75 while safely sending Kelvin to IR and also trading for Norwood all in a 2-day period. 09/01/2015 Injured reserve WR Kelvin Benjamin 09/01/2015 Waived WR Jarrett Boykin 09/01/2015 Waived DT Kenny Horsley 09/01/2015 Waived S Robert Lester 09/01/2015 Acquired WR Kevin Norwood in trade 09/01/2015 Waived WR De'Andre Presley 09/01/2015 Waived/injury settlement DT Micanor Regis 09/01/2015 Waived/injured T Davonte Wallace 09/01/2015 Waived/injured CB Melvin White 08/31/2015 Waived WR Paul Browning 08/31/2015 Waived WR Avius Capers 08/31/2015 Released T Tony Hills 08/31/2015 Waived DE Steve Miller 08/31/2015 Waived LB Kevin Reddick 08/31/2015 Waived TE Dallas Walker 08/31/2015 Waived FB Lee Ward 08/31/2015 Waived P Matt Wile It's important to note that the above events are first listed by date, then alphabetically by player name in the transaction. Normally that's fine, but not really indicative of how this would've had to happen. In this case the Norwood trade is out of place, though everything else would fit. The true order would be the 8 cuts from 8-31, then the 7 from 9-1. At that point we submitted our official 75-man roster to the NFL. Then we were allowed to safely IR Kelvin; and, with the open spot created, officially/finally trade for Norwood. The Seahawks were basically waiting on us to finish so they could finally submit their own 75-man. Then there's the quick, 4-day turnaround to the final 22 cuts to get down to 53. Of course it was 21 for us, as Miley instead went to IR. Basically once we get down to 75, you're looking at probably under 10 guys who won't be on the team in some respect (53 on roster, 10 practice squad, a few on IR).
  3. Sorry, can't get rid of this damn quote box. We've kept four TEs for the last few years, though one of them could be more accurately be designated as a FB. For this reason I viewed Rockhead and Bonnet as competing for the same spot; even if the positions are officially different, the roles would be similar. But now with Bonnet out of the picture, the fourth TE (Simonson) could be replaced by an extra, more traditional fullback. Basically I think 8 spots will be divided between RB, FB and TE.
  4. Well we carried 5 all of last year, though Marlowe was basically a redshirt.
  5. I'm expecting an OT signing as well, but I think it'd be at the expense of Foucault. Not sure I see him hanging around as a 5th OT. Extra spot would go to a TE that can block.
  6. I think they keep 6, maybe at the expense of a fifth RB or Safety (both of which we kept last year). I don't think he's one of the six, but it seems disingenuous to put Bersin below Cobi freaking Hamilton, a guy we've seen literally nothing from. I also don't consider Philly a "lock," but he's rather comfortably in 4th. I think the last two spots come down to Bersin, Norwood (who they've invested a 2017 pick in), Hill, and Garrett.
  7. I believe in our system he'd be more of an F-back, but that's splitting hairs. Dickson and Swole were kinda thrust into the blocking role as a last resort when Brockel was injured. I see either Sandland or McGee taking the third receiving TE role, with Bonnet and Rockhead pushing Simonson for the blocking TE/FB position.
  8. I'm hoping for 6 receivers (like we ended up carrying for most of last year), but 5 is also likely. I don't love the practice squad option for Cash or Garrett though as they'd likely get picked up pretty quickly. Especially Cash, who apparently had 20 teams after him. I also think with all the TE and FB players brought in we could see some competition for the third receiving TE, as well as a 4th in a potential TE/FB "Brockel" role. Simonson, Sandland, McGee, Bonnet, and Devon Johnson. At least 1, maybe 2, will make the cut.
  9. So our new corner trio will cost a little under $9.7M combined over the next four years, big difference from 1 season of 1 (very good) player at $13.9M.
  10. He'll get a 2017 third round pick out of it, that's a 4th pick in the top 100 of what projects to be a stronger draft.
  11. Sooooo much DL talent left (which is kinda why I wanted to hold off, but there's something to be said for getting one of the top talents at a position), wouldn't be surprised if we double-dip again: Dodd, Ogbah, Spence, Bullard, Nassib, Reed, Robinson, Billings, Jones, Johnson, Day, Collins, Calhoun, et al. DBs too: Alexander, Fuller, Davis, Howard, Redmond, Bell, Thompson, Killebrew, Cash, Green. That said I'm hoping for an offensive player this time around. Some intriguing raw OT talents still available in Spriggs and Clark, plus guys like Coleman, Beavers, and Hawkins. Skill players may require a trade up. I'd be ok with Derrick Henry, but I prefer Devontae Booker. Dark horses being Vernon Butler's college teammate Kenneth Dixon and Notre Dame's CJ Prosise. Michael Thomas and Shepard still there at WR, but if we don't move up we should still get a shot at guys like Boyd, Miller, Cooper, or Carroo. And of course there's Hunter Henry. Basically, I'm saying there's still a lot intriguing talent out there, no matter which direction we go.
  12. I think he could play as a 4-3 end as well, though 3-4 is probably the better fit. Ken's list has us meeting with him at the combine, so there's at least mild interest. Basically I like him in the scenario that all of Lawson, Dodd, and Ogbah are gone. I think he's the last pass rusher with legitimate first round talent.
  13. Hard to really argue with any of those guys. We have a second meeting coming up with Ogbah, and that seems pretty significant being that we're only about a week away from the draft. My best guess for the pick would be whoever is left out of the DE trio of Lawson, Dodd, and Ogbah. We've met with all 3 at twice. Dark horse would be Noah Spence. For all the talented DTs at the top of this draft, we've really only met with 4 of them (reportedly): Butler, Robinson, Reed, and Jones. The Alabama duo are both likely gone, but even still we've shown the most interest in Butler among that group. So again I agree with that call. As for the Henrys...I like them, but I'm not as sure on them as picks for us. Though I think Derrick is more likely. We actually worked him out, and we didn't meet with many RBs, plus he's basically the prototypical Gettleman player. Hunter I like, but I'm not so sure he's much better than Austin Hooper, who should be available in the third or so. Plus we met with Hooper, and there's really been nothing linking us to Hunter. I'll add one more, Germain Ifedi. Though at this point so many people are predicting it they it probably won't happen, it really does make sense. He won't be much of a contributor this year, but he's probably the highest-ranking tackle that could be available to us. Could see us rolling with Oher and Remmers one more year before giving way to Ifedi and Williams. Plus we've met with Ifedi more than any other prospect we know of (3 times). Basically my list would be some order of Lawson, Dodd, Ogbah, Butler, and Ifedi. Maybe in that order, actually.
  14. Another guy I like is Daniel Braverman, who's getting some late buzz as a Beasley/Edelman type (yeah, he's white). Could be a nice day 3 find.
  15. Really like Shepard, but I have a hard time believing he'll be available to us in the second barring a Funchess-esque trade. Being a top 5-6 WR in a poor offensive draft, if a team thinks he can be an OBJ-type player he could go in the first a la Agholor last year (who was also a late riser). Cooper I like as well, but I have similar fears about him going late third ahead of us. Funny how a lot of these guys seem just out of reach, but then someone always falls.
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