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Spider56 : 5/14/2018 1:17 pm
Anyone want to guesstimate on the over / under for new players on this years opening day roster ? Iím thinking it could be as high as 20.
More than 20  
Jay on the Island : 5/14/2018 1:23 pm : link
I would say between 24-27 when you consider special teams.
RE: More than 20  
AcidTest : 5/14/2018 1:27 pm : link
In comment 13963276 Jay on the Island said:
I would say between 24-27 when you consider special teams.


3-13 + new coach + new GM = real chance at near 50% roster turnover.
Iím thinking many more than 20. I would put the over/under at 25.  
Ivan15 : 5/14/2018 1:28 pm : link
Think about OL and LB alone.
Jay on the Island : 5/14/2018 1:29 pm : link
RJ McIntosh
BJ Hill
Josh Mauro
AJ Francis*
Kareem Martin
Alec Ogletree
Lorenzo Carter
3 new CB's out of Haley, Gay, Davis, Williams, Webb, etc
Michael Thomas
Sean Chandler*
Nate Solder
Will Hernandez
Patrick Omameh
Evan Brown*
Nick Gates*
Cody Latimer
1-2 WR's
Saquon Barkley
Jonathan Stewart
4th RB? Martin, Simmons, FA addition
Kyle Lauletta
P Riley Dixon
Upon further review ...  
Spider56 : 5/14/2018 1:31 pm : link
I agree with you guys ... 25 might be a better Midpoint.
giants#1 : 5/14/2018 1:31 pm : link
'Locks' from last year

QB (2): Eli, Webb
RB (1): Gallman
WR (2): Beckham, Shepard
TE (2): Ellison, Engram
OL (0): don't think any are locks, but I'd guess at least 2 of Jones, Flowers, Wheeler, Greco, Halapio, and Jerry make it

DE (1): Tomlinson
DT (1): Snacks
LB (2): Vernon, Goodson (I think Moss makes it too)
CB (2): Jenkins, Apple
S (2): Collins, Thompson (or Adams)

That's 17+ total returning players if you include at least 2 OL. So to answer your question, that would be 36 new players on the final 53, which seems very high but apart from those listed above there's not much left:

DL: Wynn, Robert Thomas, Jordan Williams - at least 2 of these will be replaced by rookies and Mauro
LB: mentioned Moss, but after that Munson, Okwara, and Herzlich...hopefully we find better depth than that trio
DB: not much here, maybe Deayon

OL: Jones is the closest to a "lock" and Flowers is currently pegged as a starter. But neither are really even average starters at this point and the depth is pretty weak.
TE: I like Adams and he will likely make it, but hopefully he'll have some competition.
FB: Smith - surprised there's no competition at this point.
WR: Lewis has talent and Rudolph can make some plays, but they're nothing more than 6th WRs at this point.
so 17 locks (includes 2 OL, say Jones/Flowers)  
giants#1 : 5/14/2018 1:35 pm : link
+Jerrell Adams
+2 of the "other" OL
+Shane Smith (no competition)
+Roger Lewis
+Robert Thomas
+Avery Moss
+Adams (Thompson/Collins start)

I think that's stretching it for returning players and that's *only* 26, which means 27 new players.
anyone know what the average number of new players on the 53  
YAJ2112 : 5/14/2018 1:35 pm : link
is per team in the last 2-3 years? I suspect it's likely in the 20s.
forgot Rosas and DeOssie  
giants#1 : 5/14/2018 1:36 pm : link
which would make (IMO, at most) 28 returning players and 25 new players.
As they say, "A new broom sweeps clean."  
Marty in Albany : 5/14/2018 1:38 pm : link
As I say, "Get rid of the deadwood."
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