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Taking a glance at 53-man roster projections

9/2/2009



Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham

Teams have pared down their rosters to 75 players and must get down to 53 by Saturday afternoon.

Players on the bubble have one exhibition game left to make their case for one of those precious spots on the final roster.

Time to check out some projections before Thursday night's preseason finales.

  • Brian Galliford of BuffaloRumblings.com outlines who he thinks will make the Buffalo Bills' final cut. Notable: Safety Ko Simpson and linebacker Alvin Bowen get dropped.

  • WQAM host Orlando Alzugaray forecasts the Miami Dolphins for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Notable: Running back Lex Hilliard makes the cut.

  • Boston Globe reporter Mike Reiss breaks down the New England Patriots. Notable: Running back Sammy Morris and BenJarvus Green-Ellis both make the squad, while tight end Alex Smith and Benjamin Watson fight for the final tight end spot.

  • Brian Bassett from TheJetsBlog.com tackles the New York Jets' final roster. Notable: Running back Danny Woodhead and special-teams ace Larry Izzo don't survive.