Roided-out NFC West rosters: Updated
April, 8, 2009
By Mike Sando | ESPN.com
The newly updated roided-out rosters are available for download after growing to include Kyle Boller, Laurent Robinson and a few smaller changes.
With Boller signed, the Rams became the sixth team in the league with four quarterbacks. Arizona also has four. The 49ers and Seahawks are among 22 teams with three quarterbacks. Dallas, Pittsburgh, Indianapolis and Denver have two apiece.
Boller received a $1.25 million salary and a $250,000 roster bonus as part of his one-year deal. The situations for some other backup quarterbacks in the division do not compare because two of them -- Matt Leinart in Arizona and possibly Alex Smith in San Francisco -- lost the starting job after entering the league as first-round draft choices.
In Seattle, Seneca Wallace is scheduled to earn $1.75 million in base salary. He received a $1.6 million signing bonus with the deal he renegotiated before the 2007 season.
In looking at rosters, the Seahawks are light at running back. They have only four on their roster after watching Maurice Morris and Leonard Weaver depart in free agency. Former Raiders fullback Justin Griffith appears to be a candidate to sign after the draft. He has been recovering from a knee injury.
The chart shows all active players and unsigned franchise players. Seattle has only five linebackers without Leroy Hill, one reason the team listed Kelly Poppinga and Shane Simmons as tryout players this week. Both are practicing with the team on a tryout basis.