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    Has anyone earned a spot on the PS in your eyes?

    WR Quentin Sims and DT Anthony Rashad White deserve it IMO.
     
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    Jake Bequette and Ras-I Dowling :cool:
     
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    White has caught my attention too. I wondered if he might even be a shocker to make the 53-man roster. (There always seems to be at least one...)

    I'd keep the punter, Allen too.

    I'd like to see two or three spots on the OL, but they'd have to be from other teams cuts based on what I've seen.

    The safety, K. Davis....?

    Since I don't have Tebow making it, perhaps another QB.
     
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    I don't know if any of Stankiewitch, Kline, Zusevics or McDonald have played well enough to make the roster over a veteran FA available in the next week but a couple of them should make the PS. Winn, Sims, White, Davis, maybe a real developmental QB.
     
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    Quentin Sims and Mark Harrison as developmental WRs.
    Grissom and/or Vellano at DT.
    An LB prospect or two, likely Beauharnais and Rivera.
    Josh Kline or Stankiewitch if they don't make the 53.
     
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    It's difficult for me to speculate on who should be targeted for the Practice Squad when there are several players that are on the roster bubble. The best potential PS players are among those that we are unsure of whether or not they will be on the 53-man roster.

    With that caveat I would suggest at least one from each of these groups, depending on who does not make the roster:


    • WR: someone from this group are easier to predict since the WR position seems to be set; Kamar Aiken and/or Quentin Sims

    • OL: one or two of Matt Stankiewitch, Josh Kline, Chris McDonald, Markus Zusevics

    • RB: James Develin if cut; possibly George Winn (has BB not been playing him so other teams won't sign him?)

    • DT: one or two of Cory Grissom, Marcus Forston, Joe Vellano, Anthony White

    • DE: Michael Buchanan if cut; not sure if it's worth it to bother with Jake Bequette at this point

    • CB: one of Brandon Jones, LeQuan Lewis, Justin Green; Ras-I Dowling is PS eligible but it's probably time to move on

    • S: Kanorris Davis


    I would rather not use one of the limited PS spots on a punter. Mark Harrison starts the season on PUP, so there's no reason to use a PS spot on him. AT LB I think Beauharnais will make the roster and Rivera is not eligible for PS; Tarpinian is PS eligible but it's time to move on from him as well.
     
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    ^ I'm not sure that Develin is still PS eligible, but you probably know better than I do.

    On a more serious note, I have the PS being these guys:
    WR Aiken
    P Allen
    DE Bequette
    CB Dowling
    WR Sims
    C Stankiewitch
    LB Tarpinian
    DT White

    They aren't going to keep a PS of 8 players from the preseason roster, though. I'm guessing the guys most likely to actually be on the PS are Aiken, Tarpinian, and one of the UDFA OL guys (Stankiewitch perhaps). I would have put Grissom on the list, possibly even the 53, but I'm not sure about his injury. I have Tebow being cut so I'd like to see a QB with actual potential on the PS. I don't think Dowling would make it to the PS and I don't know if they'd even want to keep Bequette.
     
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    You are correct, good catch; Develin is not practice squad eligible.
     
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    I wouldn't be surprised if BB has his eye on Tampa and Philly cuts. Having an extended look at the bottom of their rosters may have yielded some valuable info on potential fits for our Practice Squad.
     
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    I took a look around the league last night and one team that really stood out to me with DT depth was NYG. They have six decent players that they can't possible all keep. Maybe we can grab one of them:

    - Linval Joseph
    - Marvin Austin
    - Jonathan Hankins
    - Cullen Jenkins
    - Mike Patterson
    - Shaun Rogers

    I think none of the first three will be cut (except maybe Austin as he hasn't been healthy) but the three vets on the bottom might be of interest to us.

    Other than the Giants, no other teams stood out to me too much. It's pretty rough out there right now. Maybe some of these teams that switched from 4-3 to 3-4 will have some castaways.
     
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    Harrison and Armstead will start the season on Reserve/NFI. I think
    Allen will be added to the practice squad if he passes waivers. Mesko
    is in the last year of his contract and has the same agent as Wes Welker.
     
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    It was Marvin Austin that smashed Mark Sanchez's shoulder last night, so he must not be that hurt.

    Here's a link that shows his good game and plays from last night which included a sack, a few hurries, and the play against Sanchez :

    DT Marvin Austin shows off physical play vs. Jets
     
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    We may have one/two of those guys on the active 53 man roster, definitely at least ONE of them (Stankiewitch or Zusevics in my opinion).
     
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    I think the following have decent chances of making the practice squad:

    --WR Sims

    --RB Winn

    --DT White, Grissom, Vellano

    --P Allen

    --OL C.McDonald and ONE of Stankiewitch/Zusevics
     
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    Practice Squad Candidates:

    Offense
    Kline, Josh
    McDonald, Chris
    Sims, Quentin
    Stankiewitch, Matt
    Zusevics, Markus

    Defense
    Bequette, Jake
    Grissom, Cory
    Tarpinian, Jeff
    Vellano, Joe
     
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    Right. I just said that because he's played 8 games in 2 seasons. Some Giants beat writers have him as a bubble player currently and say it's him versus Shaun Rogers for the last spot at DT.
     
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    I think you'd be right that he's probably squarely on the bubble, so your point is quite valid either way.
     
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    2 DT's
    2 OL's
    1 WR
    1 DE (Buchanan or Bequette)
    1 S/ST (Davis)
    1 from another team

     
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    I personally can't gauge where we're at with Tarpinian right now. He contributes on ST which is nice and he's one of our faster LBs. He also has long blonde hair and plays the LB position so you think that he would be a shoe-in for success...:D
     
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    Here is a list of the players with Practice Squad eligibility:

    RB George Winn
    FB Ben Bartholomew

    WR Kamar Aiken (released)
    WR Johnathan Haggerty
    WR Quentin Sims

    TE Evan Landi (released)

    OL Josh Kline
    OL Chris McDonald
    OL Luke Patterson
    OL Brice Schwab
    OL Matt Stankiewitch

    DT Scott Vallone
    DT Joe Vellano
    DT Anthony Rashad White

    DE Jake Bequette
    DE Michael Buchanan
    DE Marcus Forston

    LB Steve Beauharnais
    LB Jeff Tarpinian

    S Kanorris Davis

    CB Ras-I Dowling
    CB Justin Green
    CB Brandon Jones (released)
    CB LeQuan Lewis (released)
    CB Stephon Morris

    P Ryan Allen
    LS Mike Zupancic (released)




    The following are also Practice Squad eligible, but will not be released:

    WR Josh Boyce
    LB Jamie Collins
    WR Aaron Dobson
    S Duron Harmon
    CB Logan Ryan
    TE Zach Sudfeld
    WR Kenbrell Thompkins ​


    As far as I know that's everyone.
     

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