My Opening Day 53 + Starters

All the names in Bold are those whom I believe will start at their respective positions:


(2) QB: Andy Dalton; John Skelton

(4) RB: BenJarvus Green-Ellis; Giovanni Bernard; Cedric Peerman; Rex Burkhead

(1) FB: Chris Pressley (honestly I dont mind them going John Conner or Pressley, but I am a big believer in keeping a FB)

(5) WR: A.J. Green; Mohamed Sanu; Andrew Hawkins; Marvin Jones; Ryan Whalen (Would love to see Cobi Hamilton win a spot for the 53 man roster, but doesnt seem like they want to let Whalen go because of how reliable he has always been. Maybe he goes to PS or maybe he does grab the spot over Whalen, they did use a pick for him after all, but I would be happy with either guy)

(3) TE: Jermaine Gresham; Tyler Eiffert; Orson Charles (would have had Alex Smith on here too, but think they keep Pressley instead.)

(4) OT: Andrew Whitworth; Andre Smith; Andrew Collins; Dennis Roland (was going to put Reid Fragel, but I think he will be PS, at least at first.)

(4) OG: Clint Boling; Kevin Zeitler; Travelle Wharton; Mike Pollak (I think Hawkinson goes PS. Also, if Wharton is to come back fully healthy and shows up well during Training Camp, think he could win the starting position over Boling, but I still think Boling gets it.)

(2) C: Kyle Cook;Trevor Robinson


(4) DT: Geno Atkins; Domata Peko; Devon Still; Brandon Thompson

(5) DE: Carlos Dunlap; Michael Johnson; Robert Geathers; Wallace Gilberry; Margus Hunt (I do not think there is any way they even think about PS this guy because he is a huge asset even if just for ST at first, and the other two like Geathers and Gilberry were good for us last year as well so they stick. Would also love to see Dontay Moch get over this ridiculous migraine hump and flash his talent, but I think the coaches have lost patience with him. I honestly think he might become one of those players that does well in another program someday though.)

(6) LB: Vontaze Burfict; Rey Maualuga; James Harrison; Emmanuel Lamur; Sean Porter (I think both Jason Campbell and/or Jayson DiManche will be put on the PS. Also, I think we sign Thomas Howard and PUP him at first to come back fully ready. I could also see Brandon Joiner making this roster, maybe over Porter, but I doubt it. I kind of hope he does just for a redemption type of story considering I think he could tear up, but he may need a year to get back first, which is why I didn't include him.)

(6) CB: Leon Hall; Terence Newman; Dre Kirkpatrick; Adam Jones; Shaun Prater; Onterio McCalebb (Toss-up between Onterio and Chris Lewis-Harris. Onterio has slightly more upside and versatility so I give it to him, but I really enjoyed how hard Lewis-Harris played last year so I would be happy with either. Also believe they have given up on Ghee since he can never stay healthy. And finally, I think Dre will make a big push for the starting position, but wont win it until about week 4 or 5. Wouldn't be upset if he started week 1 though.)

(4) S: Reggie Nelson; Shawn Williams; Jeromy Miles; Taylor Mays ( I would like to see Iloka win a back-up spot too, but think they still like both Miles and Mays too much to give it to him.)

Special Teams:

(1) K: Mike Nugent

(1) P: Kevin Huber

(1) LS: Clark Harris

So the starting line-up for the offense and defense would look like this:


QB - Dalton


FB - Pressley

WR - Green, Sanu

TE - Gresham

OT - Whitworth, Smith

OG - Boling, Zeitler

C - Cook


DT - Atkins, Peko

DE - Dunlap, Johnson

LB - Burfict, Maualuga, Harrison

CB - Hall, Newman

S - Nelson, Williams

What do you all think of this? Changes you would make to it?

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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