04-30-2009, 06:45 PM
Join Date: Sep 2004
Re: What WRs are on the roster in September 2009?
Originally Posted by tombonneau
Was just thinking about this the other day: Who do you think the WRs on the roster will be? The last few years, running the spread, they've kept 6, but I'm not sure the quality for that is there this year ...
(This crew is mostly STers and doubtful they could play full-time WR if injury bug hits)
Right now, IMO, you have to assume the NEP are adding another WR5. Tate could be that guy, but barring amazing recovery, he'll likely start on the PUP, so that leaves the NEP going into the season with really only four WRs.
Either that, or Aiken will play more WR this season. Personally, I'm leaning toward another vet WR.
But who? There are rumors Arnaz Battle will be cut; if he can stay healthy, he is the perfect physical possession WR to pair with Moss & Welker.
Not sure who else is out there ...
ETA: The other option is that they keep all four TEs currently on the roster, but that runs counter to the spread offense philosophy of the last few seasons.
We have never had more than 4 that really contributed as WRs, and the rest of the numbers at the position have been special teamers (Washington, Aiken)
If we have Moss, Welker, Galloway, Lewis no other WR will see any real reps.
If Aiken is there for s/t he will fill in when necessary.
At this point I would say if all of these 5 are healthy it will be difficult for Tate (ASSUMING HE IS ON PUP) to go to active from pup. He may well go to IR if everyone is healthy.
I think we are set at WR, providing we are healthy.