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Optimus-NY : 10/23/2013 1:48 pm
This list is from last night, and is courtesy of TheSidelineView.com for the following:

I. OFFENSE & SPECIAL TEAMS
II. DEFENSE.


Who stands out on this list, & who would be first on your short list for each position at this point in the season?

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OFFENSE & SPECIAL TEAMS

Quarterback:
Vince Young
Matt Leinart
Tyler Thigpen
Byron Leftwich
John Skelton
David Carr
Trent Edwards
Charlie Batch
John Beck
Caleb Hanie
Mike Kafka
Tim Tebow
JaMarcus Russell
Stephen McGee
Graham Harrell
B.J. Coleman
Pat White
Nathan Enderle
John Parker Wilson
Levi Brown
Jerrod Johnson


Running Back:
Michael Turner
Cedric Benson
Chris “Beanie” Wells
Montario Hardesty
Jahvid Best
Kevin Smith
Kahlil Bell
Joe McKnight
Brandon Jackson
Isaac Redman
Joseph Addai
Steve Slaton (KR)
Javon Ringer
Tim Hightower
Bernard Scott
D.J. Ware (KR)
Mewelde Moore (KR/PR)
Lance Ball
Ryan Torain
Keiland Williams
Kregg Lumpkin
Jalen Parmele
Delone Carter
Deji Karim (KR)
Shaun Draughn
Jamie Harper
Thomas Clayton
Stefan Logan (PR/KR)
Darius Reynaud (PR/KR)
Jeremiah Johnson
Chris Rainey (KR/PR)
Rock Cartwright
Darren Evans
William Powell
Tristan Davis
George Winn
Armando Allen
Jonathan Grimes
John Clay


Fullback:
Lawrence Vickers
Jacob Hester
Jorvorskie Lane
Corey McIntyre
Ahmard Hall
Ovie Mughelli
Tyler Clutts
Quinn Johnson
Lousaka Polite
Moran Norris
Dorin Dickerson
Owen Marecic
Evan Rodriguez (TE)
Chris Gronkowski
Brock Bolen
Owen Schmitt
Reagan Maui’a
Mike Cox
Brad Smelley (TE)
Eddie Williams
Zach Boren


Wide Receiver:
Brandon Lloyd
Laurent Robinson
Devery Henderson
Braylon Edwards
Mohamed Massaquoi
Donte’ Stallworth
Steve Breaston
Michael Jenkins
Deion Branch
Early Doucet
Ben Obomanu
Ramses Barden
David Gettis
Anthony Armstrong
Devin Aromashodu
Chaz Schilens
Mike Thomas
Courtney Roby (KR)
Chad Johnson
Jabar Gaffney
Derek Hagan
Matthew Willis
Naaman Roosevelt
Deon Butler
Roscoe Parrish (PR)
Brandon Banks (KR/PR)
Patrick Crayton
Sammie Stroughter
Jason Hill
Jordan Shipley
Jordan Norwood
Ruvell Martin
Patrick Turner
Greg Camarillo (PR)
Legedu Naanee
Mardy Gilyard (KR)
Devin Thomas
Adrian Arrington
Michael Clayton
Terrence Austin
Richard Goodman (KR)
Terrance Copper
Demetrius Williams
Preston Parker
Brett Swain
Maurice Stovall (TE)
Jerheme Urban
LaQuan Williams
DeMarco Sampson
Jaymar Johnson
Quan Cosby (PR/KR)
Ronald Johnson
Chastin West
Lance Long
Tim Toone
Patrick Edwards
Tori Gurley
Terrence Toliver
Jeremy Ebert
Nathan Palmer
Danny Coale
Jeff Fuller
David Douglas


Tight End:
Tony Scheffler
Jake Ballard
Daniel Fells
Visanthe Shiancoe
Todd Heap
Randy McMichael
David Thomas
Daniel Graham
Will Heller
Leonard Pope
Billy Bajema
Richard Quinn
Evan Moore
Travis Beckum
Dan Gronkowski
Zach Potter
Brody Eldridge
Martin Rucker
Brett Brackett
Steve Maneri
Zack Pianalto
Jake O’Connell
Alex Silvestro (OT)
Hayden Smith


Offensive Tackle:
Jammal Brown (RT/LT)
Jared Gaither (LT)
Demetress Bell (LT)
Max Starks (LT)
Sean Locklear (RT/LT)
Frank Omiyale (RT/LT/G)
Wayne Hunter (LT)
Jeremy Bridges (RT/G)
Jason Smith (RT, LT)
Brandyn Dombrowski (RT)
James Lee (RT)
Dennis Roland (RT)
Jordan Black (RT)
D’Anthony Batiste (RT, LT)
Brandon Keith (RT)
Pat McQuistan (RT)
Tony Hills (RT)
Ramon Harewood (RT)
Patrick Brown (RT)
Ed Wang (LT)
William Robinson (RT/LT)
Lee Ziemba (RT)


Guard:
Lance Louis
Nate Livings
Stephen Peterman
Jake Scott
Cooper Carlisle
Bobbie Williams
Chilo Rachal
Geoff Hangartner (C)
Deuce Lutui
Colin Brown (RT)
Ryan Lilja (C)
Antoine Caldwell
Leonard Davis
Derrick Dockery
Rex Hadnot (C)
Reggie Wells (RT)
Russ Hochstein (G)
Kasey Studdard
Seth Olsen
Roger Allen
Mitch Petrus
Jamey Richard
Otis Hudson


Center:
Eugene Amano
Jason Spitz (G)
Kyle DeVan (G)
Nick McDonald
Edwin Williams
Matt Tennant
Alex Parsons (G)
David Molk
John Estes


Long Snapper:
Ken Amato
Brian Jennings
Lonnie Paxton
Jeremy Cain
Joe Zelenka
Ryan Pontbriand
Matt Katula
Chris Massey
David Binn
Justin Snow
Jake Ingram
Bryce Davis


Punter:
Chris Kluwe
Mat McBriar
Nick Harris
Reggie Hodges
Daniel Sepulveda
Matt Dodge
Matt Turk
Jason Baker
Ben Graham
Chas Henry
T.J. Conley
Robert Malone
Ricky Schmitt (K)
Tom Malone
Sam Paulescu
Ryan Tydlacka
Ryan Donahue
Daniel Power
Chris Bryan
Brad Wing


Kicker:
Neil Rackers
Shayne Graham
Olindo Mare
Dave Rayner
Justin Medlock
David Buehler
Rhys Lloyd
Garrett Lindholm
Havard Rugland
Derek Dimke


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DEFENSE

Defensive End:
Mark Anderson (OLB in 3-4)
Kyle Vanden Bosch
Lawrence Jackson
Ray Edwards
Jamaal Anderson (DT)
Jonathan Fanene (DE in 3-4/DT in 4-3)
Juqua Parker
Kyle Moore
Jay Richardson (OLB in 3-4)
Hall Davis
Jacques Cesaire
Dave Tollefson
Marcus Dixon (DT in 4-3)
Jarvis Moss (OLB in 3-4)
Phillip Merling
Patrick Chukwurah
Nick Eason
Vonnie Holliday
Tim Crowder
Darrion Scott
Jayme Mitchell
Derrick Harvey
Austen Lane
Pannel Ogboh
Aaron Morgan
Ronnell Lewis
Scott Solomon (OLB)
Greg Romeus


Defensive Tackle:
Jay Ratliff
Sione Po'uha
Richard Seymour (DE in 3-4)
Corey Williams
Justin Bannan (DE in 3-4)
Shaun Cody
Rocky Bernard
Spencer Johnson
Ron Edwards
Antonio Garay
Ty Warren (DE in 3-4)
Casey Hampton
Anthony Hargrove (DE in 3-4)
Ma'ake Kemoeatu
Antonio Dixon
Trevor Laws
Shaun Smith
Matt Toeaina
Ryan McBean
Eric Foster
Torell Troup
Ron Brace
Ogemdi Nwagbuo
Jarron Gilbert
Myron Pryor
Corvey Irvin
Frank Okam
Brian Price
Will Tukuafu
Jerrell Powe
Kyle Love
Lamar Divens
Ra’Shon “Sunny” Harris
Brian Schaefering
Andre Neblett
Jeris Pendleton
Kheeston Randle


Inside Linebacker:
Takeo Spikes
Bradie James
Jonathan Goff
Larry Grant
Barrett Ruud
Demorrio Williams (WLB in 4-3/ILB in 3-4)
Kirk Morrison
Gary Guyton
Jamar Chaney (SLB in 4-3)
Niko Koutouvides
Tavares Gooden
Mike Peterson (SLB)
Tim Shaw
Brandon Siler
A.J. Edds
Brendon Ayanbadejo
Ricky Brown
Keyaron Fox
Travis Goethel
Tyrone McKenzie
Leon Williams
Kenny Onatolu (OLB in 4-3)
Brandon Johnson
Doug Hogue
L.J. Fort
D.J. Smith
Ryan Rau
Phillip Dillard
Greg Lloyd


Outside Linebacker:
Leroy Hill (WLB/SLB in 4-3)
Bryan Thomas (OLB in 3-4)
Chris Gocong (OLB in 3-4/ILB in 3-4/SLB in 4-3)
Mike Peterson (SLB/MLB in 4-3)
Mario Haggan (SLB in 4-3)
Keith Brooking (WLB/MLB in 4-3)
Chris Chamberlain (ILB in 3-4, WLB in 4-3)
Scott Shanle (WLB in 4-3)
Justin Cole (WLB in 4-3)
Antwan Applewhite (OLB in 3-4, DE in 4-3, SLB in 4-3)
Aaron Maybin (OLB in 3-4/DE/SLB in 4-3)
Tracy White (SLB in 4-3/ILB in 3-4)
Clark Haggans (OLB in 3-4)
Bobby Carpenter (SLB in 4-3, ILB in 3-4)
Bryan Scott (OLB in 4-3, OLB in 3-4, S)
Matt McCoy (WLB in 4-3, ILB in 3-4)
Chris Wilson (OLB in 3-4)
Cameron Sheffield (OLB in 3-4)
Thaddeus Gibson (OLB in 3-4, DE in 4-3)
Keenan Clayton (WLB in 4-3)
Brian Rolle (WLB in 4-3)
Xavier Adibi
Spencer Adkins
Gerald McRath
Ricky Elmore
Jesse Nading
Robert James
Brandon Williams
Adrian Robinson (OLB in 3-4)
Baraka Atkins (OLB in 3-4)
Monte Simmons (OLB in 3-4, SLB in 4-3)
Jabara Williams (WLB in 4-3)


Safety:
Kerry Rhodes
Kenny Phillips
Tom Zbikowski
Haruki Nakamura
Sherrod Martin
Tyrell Johnson
Atari Bigby
Jordan Babineaux
Madieu Williams
Erik Coleman
Abram Elam
Charlie Peprah
Amari Spievey (CB)
Chris Hope
James Sanders
Sean Considine
Cody Grimm
Reggie Smith
Troy Nolan
Tom Nelson
Eric Frampton
Al Afalava
Tyler Sash
Josh Barrett
Tyrone Culver
Corey Lynch
Derrick Martin
Bret Lockett
Brandon Underwood
Darcel McBath
Eddie Whitley (CB)
Tyler Sash
David Sims
Eric Hagg
Ahmad Black
Jordan Pugh
Christian Thompson
Ross Ventrone
Markelle Martin
Akwasi Owusu-Ansah (CB)
Mark Legree
Nate Ness

Cornerback:
Ronald Bartell
Stanford Routt
Shawntae Spencer
Sheldon Brown
Terrence McGee (KR)
Joselio Hanson
Jason Allen
Drew Coleman
Cedric Griffin
Nate Clements (FS)
Marcus Trufant
Chris Johnson
Will Allen
D.J. Moore
Brandon Hughes
Jalil Brown
Patrick Lee
Antwaun Molden
Ryan Mouton
Kennard Cox
Michael Coe
Justin Tryon
Brandon McDonald
Justin King
LeQuan Lewis
Kevin Barnes
Bruce Johnson
Travis Daniels
William Middleton
Coye Francies
Curtis Marsh
Brian Witherspoon
Myron Lewis
Trevard Lindley
Bryan McCann
Terrence Johnson
DeQuan Menzie (S)
Ras-I Dowling
DeMarcus Van Dyke
It is coming up on week 8 and.....  
Tom [Giants fan] : 10/23/2013 1:56 pm : link
these guys are without teams for a reason.

A nostalgic part of me wants to bring in Kenny Philips even though I know he is done but that is about it.
The Seahawks re-signed FB Michael Robinson after cutting him this past  
Optimus-NY : 10/23/2013 1:56 pm : link
summer. He was ill, and it was very serious. He'd be close to #1 on my Fullback List if he was still around. Termination Pay is the only issue that would have scared me. That's why most in-season player transactions involve players who have less than 4 accrued years--their contracts are not guaranteed and they are not termination pay eligible:

Seahawks re-sign Michael Robinson - Updated: October 22, 2013, 5:42 PM ET By Terry Blount | ESPN.com - ( New Window )
Lumpkin  
mark56 : 10/23/2013 1:58 pm : link
is still available.
Optimus, with John Connor,  
Big Blue '56 : 10/23/2013 1:59 pm : link
I am not concerned about the FB position..

Amazing how the passage of time cuts into the desirability of some of the FAs that some splooged over not too long ago
Is there any Center on this list  
Jimmy Googs : 10/23/2013 2:00 pm : link
that is serviceable so we can cut Cordle?
What?  
lugnut : 10/23/2013 2:01 pm : link
A blumpkin is still available?!
Here's my short list for fun...  
Optimus-NY : 10/23/2013 2:18 pm : link
QB - David Carr
RB - D.J. Ware or the Blumpkin
FB - Lawrence Vickers (he would be a termination pay problem)
WR - Devin Thomas
TE - Jake Ballard
OT - Max Starks (followed by RT/LT Sean Locklear if he's healthy) **Max Starks was signed by the Rams & then cut; he's not a Termination Pay problem.
OG - Stephen Peterman
C - Kyle DeVan


P - Daniel Sepulveda
K - David Buehler
LS - Lonnie Paxton


DE - Dave Tollefson
DT - Marvin Austin, Rocky Bernard, & Frank Okam
MLB - Takeo Spike, Bradie James...and Phillip Dillard (j/k lol)
OLB - Thomas Howard
S - Kerry Rhodes, Atari Bigby (looks like Kenny Phillips is done)
CB - Michael Coe
RE: Optimus, with John Connor,  
Optimus-NY : 10/23/2013 2:21 pm : link
In comment 11295827 Big Blue '56 said:
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I am not concerned about the FB position..

Amazing how the passage of time cuts into the desirability of some of the FAs that some splooged over not too long ago


I like Conner. i was just talking about who would be the the first guy I'd call in case of another injury. I actually think Conner will be the Giants' starting FB next year. Hynoski isn't the physical brute at the point of attack that Conner is. Not many are for that matter. I really admire that aspect of Conner's ability. The Giants could use that added physicality going forward.
It still bothers me that no NFL team has tried this  
Patrick77 : 10/23/2013 2:25 pm : link
The Jaguars should just cut every QB on their roster, sign Vince Young, Tim Tebow, and Pat White and play read-option football. I would bet they would be more competitive, honestly. And you can't tell me that Young, Tebow, or White is any worse than Gabbert throwing the ball to Blackmon, Lewis, Shorts, and MJD.

I'm sure a team could sign 3-4 read option QBs for a fraction of the cost of a middle-tier QB and be more competitve spending the money on other areas. If you don't have a top QB, you might as well try something outside of the box IMO.
Michael Boley signed with the Bengals btw  
Optimus-NY : 10/23/2013 2:27 pm : link
...

Bengals sign LB Michael Boley - Updated: October 1, 2013, 6:05 PM ET By Coley Harvey | ESPN.com - ( New Window )
I hear you Patrick about te Jags---an appropraitely named team if  
Optimus-NY : 10/23/2013 2:31 pm : link
there ever was one (J.A.G. - Just Another Guy). It's a sign on two things: Tebow's NFL career is over. If any team was going to take a shot at him, it should and should be them. We know he'd fill some seats down there in this nightmare of a season for them. The second thing of note is that teams know deep down that a pocket passer is what wins in this league, not the read-option fad that is presently en vogue.
Optimus,  
Big Blue '56 : 10/23/2013 2:33 pm : link
gotcha
Btw, I thought Devin Thomas retired?  
Big Blue '56 : 10/23/2013 2:34 pm : link
He was a demon for us on Specials in '11
What's the story with Vanden Bosch?  
mac attack : 10/23/2013 2:39 pm : link
Just old? Any injuries? We could use a pass rusher.
Optimus  
Patrick77 : 10/23/2013 2:44 pm : link
I don't disagree that we all know Tebow is done and that you need a good passer to win it all. But in the meantime...

Many teams could win a lot more games and spend money more wisely by taking athletic quarterbacks (like Pryor) who can run the read option and trying to develop the rest of their game - alot like the skins with RGIII. I just think that if you don't have a top 16 QB with potential to improve to more in the NFL you may as well start out with a cheap, simple, effective offensive philosophy and try to develop guys out of that system. Grow the offensive strategy with the player, but start with a ridiculously simple concept like the read option and other basic plays.

The Jags, Bucs, Vikings, etc... Really have nothing to lose, they have next to no potential at the QB position. They may as well start at the basics, playing defense, run the ball, and make an offense that is easy for the QB to play in and grow in.
Hey Optimus, I just had a few cap questions I wanted to ask you.  
Giants Fan in Steelers Land : 10/23/2013 3:07 pm : link
Didnt feel this warranted a thread. Not sure how much of this you know or would be able to estimate at this time but:

How much cap space do you estimate the giants having when this season ends (before do any signings or anything else)?

If resigned how much would you estimate the cap hits to be for Linval, Nicks, and Beason?

Between cutting guys, pay cuts, restructures how much additional cap space is a realistic estimate?
I can't believe that Ed Wang is still out on the open market.  
FranknWeezer : 10/23/2013 4:01 pm : link
Derp.
RE: Hey Optimus, I just had a few cap questions I wanted to ask you.  
Optimus-NY : 10/23/2013 4:20 pm : link
In comment 11296053 Giants Fan in Steelers Land said:
Quote:
Didnt feel this warranted a thread. Not sure how much of this you know or would be able to estimate at this time but:

How much cap space do you estimate the giants having when this season ends (before do any signings or anything else)?

If resigned how much would you estimate the cap hits to be for Linval, Nicks, and Beason?

Between cutting guys, pay cuts, restructures how much additional cap space is a realistic estimate?



Ask anytime my man: I'm gonna ask Eric to have a thread where we can just have cap questions, and then I'll answer them.


Your first Q - I'm not sure what you mean by how much cap space will the Giants have at the end of the season. Right now they are $449,536 under the cap (according to the NFLPA's Cap Report website). After the season they're going to have 35 players on the books with an Active Salary amount of $107,694,673 (click HERE to see).


Your 2nd Q about Linval, Nicks, and Beason - Their cap hits if re-signed depend on the market. Nicks is gonna look to sign for big money, and I think he's gonna get it as long as he remains healthy, even through his apparent lolly gagging thus far this season. Check out this contract year series on Nicks from overthecap.com (click HERE). Linval is gonna be interesting. I'd tweet Joel Corry (@corryjoel) or Jason Fitzgerald about that (@Jason_OTC).

Your 3rd Question - Between cutting guys, pay cuts, and restructures a realistic estimate of cap space for the Giants is gonna around 15 to $25 M.
Looking like the NYG are gonna be needing a Center now that Baas  
Optimus-NY : 10/23/2013 4:22 pm : link
is on season ending IR. Dallas Reynolds looks like the guy. I forgot to list him.
Did I see on an EPSN crawl  
317 Giants : 10/23/2013 5:38 pm : link
that Jeff Garcia is available if any team needs help? Isn't he, like, 45?
Sean Locklear  
Mondo : 10/23/2013 6:16 pm : link
Is still rehabbing.
RE: Did I see on an EPSN crawl  
Optimus-NY : 10/23/2013 6:21 pm : link
In comment 11296466 317 Giants said:
Quote:
that Jeff Garcia is available if any team needs help? Isn't he, like, 45?


I saw that too, lol. I give Garcia credit though for having confidence in his abilities.
Isn't Deuce Lutui a pretty good guard?  
BlueHurricane : 10/23/2013 6:26 pm : link
Is he injured??
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