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Decisions can impact future

A general manager is confronted with a number of difficult decisions when assembling a roster, writes Floyd Reese.

Originally Published: August 22, 2007
By Floyd Reese | ESPN.com

One of the main objectives of any general manager is maximizing his roster. Ideally, a team will have 25-30 starting-caliber players, and a solid group of young, cheap backups. Taking into account salary cap issues, injuries, age, experience and production, a general manager must mix and match to end up with the best possible depth chart. These decisions can impact the future of a team. The following types of players require the most careful consideration:

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