Geoff Mosher's 53-man roster prediction

Geoff Mosher's 53-man roster prediction
August 29, 2013, 8:30 pm
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OFFENSE (26)

Quarterbacks (3)

In: Michael Vick, Nick Foles, Matt Barkley
Out: Dennis Dixon, G.J. Kinne
Comment: Foles will not be traded. Repeat, not be traded.

(Update: Dixon and Kinne were cut on Friday afternoon.)

Running backs (3)

In: LeSean McCoy, Bryce Brown, Chris Polk
Out: Matthew Tucker
Comment: No surprises here. Look for Tucker to get signed to the practice squad.

Wide receivers (5)

In: DeSean Jackson, Jason Avant, Riley Cooper, Damaris Johnson, Russell Shepard
Out: Greg Salas, Jeff Maehl, Ifeanyi Momah, Will Murphy
Comment: Salas deserved to make the team but Shepard’s versatility -- he also played quarterback and running back in college -- helps the rookie free agent land the last spot. Momah has a nice spot waiting for him on the practice squad. He’s just not ready.

(Update: Momah and Murphy were cut on Friday afternoon.)

Tight ends (4)

In: Brent Celek, James Casey, Zach Ertz, Emil Igwenagu
Out: Clay Harbor
Comment: Don’t be shocked if Harbor is traded, but don’t expect anything better than a fifth-round pick, if that.
 
Offensive line (11)

In: Jason Peters, Lane Johnson, Evan Mathis, Todd Herremans, Jason Kelce, Allen Barbre, Julian Vandervelde, Dennis Kelly, Matt Tobin, Danny Watkins, Michael Bamiro
Out: Matt Kopa, Matt Tennant, Dallas Reynolds
Comment: Watkins is the wild card. He could easily be off the team but the hunch here is that he survives.

(Update: Kopa, Tennant and Reynolds were cut on Friday afternoon.)

DEFENSE (24)

Defensive line (7)
In: Cedric Thornton, Isaac Sopoaga, Fletcher Cox, Bennie Logan, Damion Square, Clifton Geathers, Vinny Curry
Out: Dave King, Antonio Dixon, Joe Kruger

(Update: King and Dixon were cut on Friday afternoon; Kruger was placed on IR.)

Linebacker (8)

In: Trent Cole, Connor Barwin, DeMeco Ryans, Mychal Kendricks, Brandon Graham, Chris McCoy, Jake Knott, Emmanuel Acho
Out: Travis Long, Everette Brown, Casey Matthews, Adrian Robinson
Comment: Acho, who played for defensive coordinator Billy Davis last year in Cleveland, where Davis coached linebackers, edges Matthews, who could never find his niche.

(Update: Brown and Robinson were cut on Friday afternoon.)
 
Secondary (9)

In: Cary Williams, Bradley Fletcher, Brandon Boykin, Brandon Hughes, Jordan Poyer, Patrick Chung, Earl Wolff, Colt Anderson, Nate Allen
Out: Curtis Marsh, Trevard Lindley, Kurt Coleman, David Sims
Comment: Allen sticks around one more year, holds down the fort until Wolff takes over. Depth issues clear the way for Poyer, a seventh-round pick, to make the team.

(Update: Lindley was cut on Friday afternoon.)

SPECIALISTS (3)

In: Alex Henery, Donnie Jones, Jon Dorenbos
Comment: I dare you to say I’m wrong.

For Reuben Frank's 53-man roster prediction, click here.