I understand where you coming from but I think that @mgteich is right that the math will just not work out.
How many snaps and targets do you think a WR4 will get given our RB group and additions at TE ? How often do you think we will come out with 4-5 WR ?
Practically any niche player on defense or specialist on ST will be more valuable than WR5/6. That is unless we suffer multiple serious injuries at WR but that is a different story.
Below is my math...I have 7. I have real concerns about Edelman's age (34) and injuries. If he is unable to get on the field then we have serious issues. If that happens then...
WR2 Byrd / Thomas (speedster to pull CB's downfield)
WR3 Sanu (slot)
WR4 Meyers (backup WR1, WR2, slot)
WR5 Hastings (slot)
QB (2) J.Stidham, B.Hoyer (no 3rd QB on the 53...the other 2 go to PS)
RB (6) S.Michel, J.White, R.Burkhead, D.Harris, D.Vitale, J.Johnson (love Bolden but no room)
WR (7) J.Edelman, N.Harry, M.Sanu, J.Meyers, D.Byrd, W.Hastings, M.Slater (7 including Slater...yep)
TE (2) D.Asiasi, D.Keene (only 2 which is 2 more then last season. Vitale will help out here)
C (2) D.Andrews, D.Woodard (Andrews is back, no Ferenze)
G (4) S.Mason, J.Thuney, H.Froholdt, M.Onwenu (Jermaine didn't make it)
T (4) I.Wynn, M.Cannon, Y.Cajuste, K.Cunningham (Herron to PS)
DE (3) J.Simon, D.Wise, A.Jennings (IMO they need Wise this season as he is the only traditional DE here)
DT (3) L.Guy, A.Butler, B.Allen (Allen makes it, Cowart doesn't, Murray to PS. my hope is Onwenu also has snaps here)
ILB(3) D.Hightower, J.Bentley, C.Maluia (Cassh makes it)
OLB(4) C.Winovich, J.Uche, B.Copeland, B.King (Rivers, Calhoun don't make the cut)
CB (6) S.Gilmore, J.McCourty, J.Jones, J.Jackson, J.Williams, J.Bethel
SS (2) P.Chung, K.Dugger (Brooks didn't make it, Williams will take snaps here)
FS (2) D.McCourty, A.Phillips
ST (3) J.Rohrwasser, J.Bailey, J.Cardona
Total players: 53
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