Monday, June 7, 2010
NFC West roided-out rosters: Updated
By Mike Sando
The earlier item quantifying NFL roster turnover since last season ranks the Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals among the three teams with the most changes.
Some of the research used for that project shows up in the latest version of the anabolically enhanced rosters found here periodically. Specifically, the 26th and final column shows which players were starters, backups or on injured reserve for NFC West teams in Week 17 last season.
Download the rosters here.
The column showing player ages makes it easy to see how roster attrition affects older players. I'll list below the players currently 30 or older who have been released, traded, announced their retirements or were not re-signed as unrestricted free agents since last season:
Seattle Seahawks (9)
Patrick Kerney, Walter Jones, John Owens, Deon Grant, Ken Lucas, Kevin Houser, Jeff Robinson, D.D. Lewis, Damion McIntosh
Note: The team added 30-plus vets Sean Morey, Ben Hamilton and Chris Baker.
Arizona Cardinals (9)
Kurt Warner, Chike Okeafor, Mike Gandy, Bertrand Berry, Neil Rackers, Morey, Brian St. Pierre, Ralph Brown, Dan Kreider,
Note: The team added 30-plus vets Jay Feely, Paris Lenon, Joey Porter and Alan Faneca.
San Francisco 49ers (6)
Shaun Hill, Arnaz Battle, Mark Roman, Walt Harris, Dre' Bly, Jeff Ulbrich
Note: The team added 30-plus vets David Carr and William James. In looking at the chart, note that receiver Isaac Bruce, 37, is still on the 49ers' roster for the time being.
St. Louis Rams (5)
Leonard Little, Marc Bulger, Lenon, Clinton Hart, Randy McMichael
Note: The team added 30-plus vets A.J. Feeley, Na'il Diggs, Hank Fraley and Fred Robbins.