I don’t think there are more than seven offensive linemen that have played well enough to be not he 53-man roster. Andy Reid said he has confidence in seven guys. However, an NFL team needs eight o be safe going into the regular season. Someone will get hurt in 2016. Jarrod Pughsley looks to be that guy. If he cannot distinguish himself in this game, the team could look at free agents to fill that last spot. Play well Jarrod…
The top three of Peters, Gaines and Nelson should not see much time on Thursday. The battle for spots four and on should be interesting. Kenneth Acker was acquired for a reason. Will we find out why?
Will KeiVarae Russell play against Green Bay? If he does, he should be out there early to indicate he is on the team’s plans. I still think he may be a surprise injury announcement soon. Watch for anything to separate White, Cooper and Acker from each other.
With Josh Mauga to IR, the youth movement is on at inside linebacker. Justin March and Ramik Wilson have show they are options for the NFL level. DJ Alexander didn’t play much on defense last week. He was replaced by rookie Terrence Smith. It is worth watching to see what each does against the Packers. Likely only four will stay at the position. Another option would be a another waiver wire claim if the team feels they need more depth.
Kevin Hogan will likely be “injured”
Just like with Tyler Bray his rookie year, the team is best off if they can stash Kevin Hogan for a season. I expect a hangnail for turf-pinkie to send him to IR. Hopefully, he gets some work done beforehand.
Lastly, here are a few guys I want to see a spark from. It likely won’t help them here, but could get them on the practice squad or another roster:
Shak Randolph, Andy Mulumba, Zach Sterup, Daniel Munyer & Brian Parker.
Enjoy the game, Addicts! Who are you watching?