I hope you have enjoyed this week’s look through all of the guys on offense that are currently signed to the roster. Next week I will be doing the same with the defense. But before moving to the other side of the ball — which I am pretty excited about — let’s put all of the pieces together to have one last look at the offense as a whole.
Projecting the final roster in May is dicey at best. To be honest, I will enjoy seeing names on this list swap places over the next few months (as long as the movement is not due to injury). That means we are learning about guys’ strengths and weaknesses, upgrading the playbook and overall improving the team.
|OFFENSIVE ROSTER PROJECTION|
|Pos||Starter||Backup||Practice Squad||Miss The Team|
|QB||Andy Dalton||Bruce Gradkowski||Tony Pike||Zac Robinson, Tyler Hanson|
|LT||Andrew Whitworth||Dennis Roland||Matthew O’Donnell|
|LG||Travelle Wharton||Otis Hudson|
|RG||Kevin Zeitler||Clint Boling|
|RT||Andre Smith||Anthony Collins|
|WR1||A.J. Green||Mohamed Sanu||Taveon Rogers||Brandon Tate, Kashif Moore,
Vidal Hazelton, Justin Hilton
|WR2||Marvin Jones||Andrew Hawkins||Armon Binns|
|WR3||Jordan Shipley||Ryan Whalen|
|TE||Jermaine Gresham||Orson Charles
|Colin Cochart||Josh Chichester|
|FB||Chris Pressley||James Develin|
|Dan Herron||Cedric Peerman, Aaron Brown|
One wrinkle I have contemplated is the possibility of the front office trading a guy who is a good player but cannot make the roster simply because of numbers, much like they did with Clinton McDonald last year, for possibly yet another option to make a run at the #2 WR spot. Perhaps a guy like Colin Cochart. But a move like that isn’t coming for quite some time.
If you view this list a little differently, please drop a comment and let me know.