Ideas for the Final 53

Alright, as we all know, this team has amazing depth and there will be some extremely tough cuts on both sides of the ball. But were will have to make some compromises for the 53. Hit the jump for the projected depth chart and ideas.


QB: Andy Dalton, Bruce Gradkowski

WR: AJ Green, Brandon Tate, Armon Binns, Andrew Hawkins, Mohammed Sanu, Marvin Jones

RB: BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Bernard Scott, Brian Leonard, Cedric Peerman

FB: Chris Pressley

TE: Jermaine Gresham, Donald Lee, Orson Charles

T: Andrew Whitworth, Andre Smith, Anthony Collins. Dennis Roland

G: Clint Boling, Kevin Zeitler, Otis Hudson

C: Kyle Cook


DT: Geno Atkins, Domata Peko, Devon Still, Brandon Thompson

DE: Carlos Dunlap, Michael Johnson, Robert Geathers, Jamaal Anderson

LB: Manny Lawson, Thomas Howard, Rey Maualuga, Dan Skuta, Vontaze Burfict, Roddrick Muckelroy

CB: Leon Hall, Nate Clements, Terrence Newman, Jason Allen, Dre Kirkpatrick, Adam Jones

S: Reggie Nelson, Taylor Mays, George Iloka, Jeromy Miles


P: Kevin Huber

K: Mike Nugent

LS: Clark Harris

Alright, after looking at this roster, we have 2 spots left on this team and many worthy candidates.

For the offense, we can either take Jordan Shipley or more offensive line depth. Frankly, I want both. My idea is to trade one of our RBs (Leonard or Scott) for a pick so we can get both. Then Peerman can have a more pronounced role with the team as well.

The defense definitely has more quality candidates: Robert Sands, Tony Dye, Micah Johnson, Pat Sims, Nick Hayden, DeQuin Evans, Emmanuel Lamur, Adam Jones, Brandon Ghee, and Dontay Moch. Because Dontay Moch is suspended for the first 4 games, we can evaluate him later. But for the final spot, it all depends on how the rest of preseason plays out. As of now, I am leaning towards Lamur, Evans, Jones, Johnson, or Ghee. We might be able to swap Sims for another pick, thereby making out decision a litlte easier.

Bottom line, the players who get cut will most likely find another job, but this is extremely difficult to let so many talented players go. Let me know what you would do differently...

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Cincy Jungle's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Cincy Jungle's writers or editors.

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