Friday, June 19, 2009
Roided-out NFC West rosters: Updated
By Mike Sando
Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando
NFC West teams will be releasing or otherwise removing from their rosters players before training camps open in late July.
Download full 26-column rosters here.
A few quick roster-related notes for NFC West teams:
Arizona: Fourth-oldest team in the league overall, but projected starters are 17th-oldest (offense) and 18th-oldest (defense); league-most three receivers with Pro Bowl experience, counting special-teamer Sean Morey; division-high six tight ends on the roster, but have kept more than three only once on last five opening-day rosters.
Note: Go ahead and add former Falcons tackle Renardo Foster to the Rams' roster. The team claimed him off waivers, successfully.
San Francisco: Division-high 10 players with Pro Bowl experience, counting the injured Walt Harris; 12 starters drafted among the top 50 overall choices, most in the division; five defensive backs drafted by other teams, third-most in NFL; division-high eight starters drafted in first round, division-low one starter drafted in third round.
St. Louis: Three players with Pro Bowl experience, tied for fewest in the NFL; carrying 12 receivers, one off the league high, reflecting uncertainty at the position; projected starting front seven averages division-low 264 pounds with James Laurinaitis at middle linebacker and Adam Carriker's listed weight of 296 pounds (reported as 310 pounds at times previously).
Seattle: League-low 12 defensive backs; the Seahawks signed fullback Dan Curran after he practiced on a tryout basis; 34 defensive players, fewest in the league; sixth-oldest offensive starters in the league; five wide receivers drafted by other teams, most in the NFL; front seven averages a division-leading 274 pounds, based on listed weights.