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MABroncoFan
09-03-2009, 11:52 AM
Just for fun, before the last preseason game tonight.

QB (3) - Orton, Simms, Brandstater
RB (4) - Moreno, Buckhalter, Hillis, Jordan
WR (6) - Marshall, Royal, Stokley, Gaffney, Lloyd, McKinley
TE (3) - Graham, Scheffler, Quinn
OL (9) - Clady, Harris, Wiegmann, Kuper, Hamilton, Hochstein, Lichtensteiger, Polumbus, Olsen
DL (6) - McBean, Fields, Peterson, Smith, Thomas, Baker
LB (9) - Dumervil, Haggan, Ayers, Reid, Williams, Davis, Larsen, Woodyard, Crowder
CB (5) - Bailey, Goodman, Smith, Williams, Bell
S (5) - Dawkins, Hill, McBath, Bruton, Barrett
K (2) - Kern, Prater
LS (1) - Paxton

PS (8) - Swift, Schlueter, Pedesclaux, Powell, Robinson, DJ Johnson, RB cut by another team, T cut by another team

PRBronco
09-03-2009, 11:55 AM
Good take...if our guards were healthy I'd see us carrying one less O lineman, and maybe one more receiver.

*edit* Or Darius Walker.

Elway777
09-03-2009, 12:10 PM
Just for fun, before the last preseason game tonight.

QB (3) - Orton, Simms, Brandstater
RB (4) - Moreno, Buckhalter, Hillis, Jordan
WR (6) - Marshall, Royal, Stokley, Gaffney, Lloyd, McKinley
TE (3) - Graham, Scheffler, Quinn
OL (9) - Clady, Harris, Wiegmann, Kuper, Hamilton, Hochstein, Lichtensteiger, Polumbus, Olsen
DL (6) - McBean, Fields, Peterson, Smith, Thomas, Baker
LB (9) - Dumervil, Haggan, Ayers, Reid, Williams, Davis, Larsen, Woodyard, Crowder
CB (5) - Bailey, Goodman, Smith, Williams, Bell
S (5) - Dawkins, Hill, McBath, Bruton, Barrett
K (2) - Kern, Prater
LS (1) - Paxton

PS (8) - Swift, Schlueter, Pedesclaux, Powell, Robinson, DJ Johnson, RB cut by another team, T cut by another team I think the Martain or Walker take Josh Bell spot.. Maybe the Broncos pick up another running back off another team instead of Walker. Walker is definately playing for a job tonight.

SoDak Bronco
09-03-2009, 12:14 PM
Just for fun, before the last preseason game tonight.

QB (3) - Orton, Simms, Brandstater
RB (4) - Moreno, Buckhalter, Hillis, Jordan
WR (6) - Marshall, Royal, Stokley, Gaffney, Lloyd, McKinley
TE (3) - Graham, Scheffler, Quinn
OL (9) - Clady, Harris, Wiegmann, Kuper, Hamilton, Hochstein, Lichtensteiger, Polumbus, Olsen
DL (6) - McBean, Fields, Peterson, Smith, Thomas, Baker
LB (9) - Dumervil, Haggan, Ayers, Reid, Williams, Davis, Larsen, Woodyard, Crowder
CB (5) - Bailey, Goodman, Smith, Williams, Bell
S (5) - Dawkins, Hill, McBath, Bruton, Barrett
K (2) - Kern, Prater
LS (1) - Paxton

PS (8) - Swift, Schlueter, Pedesclaux, Powell, Robinson, DJ Johnson, RB cut by another team, T cut by another team

I like this 53...I think you are nearly spot on..Moss may make it, but it wouldn't surprise me if he doesn't.

MABroncoFan
09-03-2009, 12:17 PM
Good take...if our guards were healthy I'd see us carrying one less O lineman, and maybe one more receiver.

*edit* Or Darius Walker.

Yeah, I'd say 8 O-lineman if Hamilton and Kuper weren't hurt. We could even keep 7 WRs if Gaffney is out for a while and Marshall isn't ready to go in week 1.

I think we might keep 5 CBs, but not sure if Bell would be the 5th. Maybe DJ Johnson, or a waiver pickup.

If Detroit cuts O'Connell, we could try to claim him again also.

uplink
09-03-2009, 12:20 PM
I bet Jackson at Wr before Crowder at LB, and Clemons at DL before Barrett at S.
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Vegas_Bronco
09-03-2009, 12:31 PM
I've seen Quinn get destroyed all preseason....he's got to get it together quick or could be another burn.

Grover
09-03-2009, 12:33 PM
Nice stab at the final 53. Due to the injuries and uncertainties I think the biggest question marks are on the O-Line and at Wide Receiver, as far as who sticks and how many we keep.

I do believe that the final 53 will include one or perhaps two players that will be released from other teams on Saturday. Look for that at Running Back or Defensive Line.

Killericon
09-03-2009, 12:59 PM
Walker over Jordan, IMO.

s0phr0syne
09-03-2009, 01:12 PM
Good write up on this topic from Lindsay Jones, http://blogs.denverpost.com/broncos/2009/09/03/den-vs-ari-players-to-watch/


Den vs. Ari: Players to watch
by Lindsay Jones on September 3, 2009

The fourth preseason game is here. Come on, admit it, you’re … pumped?

I can’t help but think there’s going to be quite a letdown tonight at Invesco Field after Sunday’s mega-hyped game against Jay Cutler and the Bears. I’m thinking Matt Leinart and the Cardinals’ backups aren’t going to inspire the same sort of crowd frenzy.

But the 4th preseason game is an interesting one to watch, especially for football nerds (like me, and possibly you, too) because the Broncos (and all other teams) will slash their roster from 75 (or 76 if you count Brandon Marshall) to 53 by 2 p.m. Saturday. Who will make it? Who won’t? Who is headed to the practice squad? Who will be the surprise cut? Which under-the-radar guy will make? Which undrafted rookie will make it?

Let the fun begin.

Here’s a short list of guys to watch tonight. If they play, and play well, their chances go up of making the 53. If you don’t see them on the field, you may as well just tear out their page in the media guide now:

Running backs LaMont Jordan and Darius Walker: Jordan has been lackluster through the latter portion of the preseason, and missed the Chicago game with a minor injury. Walker is the team’s leading rusher in the preseason (all second-half yards). Both are well-liked, good locker room guys. But both won’t make the team.

Wide receivers Chad Jackson, Brandon Lloyd, Nate Swift and Matthew Willis: A couple of these are bubble guys (Jackson and Lloyd) and a couple are long shots (Swift and Willis). But receiver is such a question mark right now with all of the Brandon Marshall drama and Jabar Gaffney’s broken thumb, so there is room for someone else to impress.

Offensive linemen Matt McChesney an Kory Lichtensteiger: Both are firmly on the bubble, especially with the addition of Russ Hochstein last week. Hochstein plays both guard and center and is, obviously, a favorite of Josh McDaniels. Lichetensteiger, a center, was a 2008 draft pick by Mike Shanahan but it appears he might be expendable now.

Safeties Josh Barrett and Vernon Fox: Barrett, a second-year player, and Fox, a veteran, are both valuable special teams players. They are also the 5th and 6th safeties on defense. Do their special teams capabilities transcend lack of defensive playing time? Barrett injured his shoulder against Chicago, so we might not see him tonight.

Outside linebackers Jarvis Moss and Tim Crowder: Neither has been able to crack the two-deep base defense, and that’s bad news for players who just two years ago were the team’s No. 1 and 2 overall draft picks. Crowder plays more on special teams than Moss does.

Defensive ends Matthias Askew, Nic Clemons and Everette Pedescleaus: The 3-4 defense means the team will keep fewer true defensive ends, so all three of these guys could end up cut by Saturday. But Marcus Thomas and Le Kevin Smith have been banged up recently, so perhaps one of them makes it for depth purposes.

Cornerbacks Jack Williams and Joshua Bell: How many diminutive corners will the team keep? Certainly Alphonso Smith is safe, which means Williams and Bell are in danger. Williams started camp in fantastic fashion but has been ailing in recent weeks and fallen completely off the radar.

At least one undrafted rookie has made the Broncos in each of the last five years. My pick for 2009 is DT Chris Baker (though I’m not really going out on a limb for that pick). Also watch LB Lee Robinson, who could sneak his way on via special teams.

jebures
09-03-2009, 02:17 PM
Just for fun, before the last preseason game tonight.

QB (3) - Orton, Simms, Brandstater
RB (4) - Moreno, Buckhalter, Hillis, Jordan
WR (6) - Marshall, Royal, Stokley, Gaffney, Lloyd, McKinley
TE (3) - Graham, Scheffler, Quinn
OL (9) - Clady, Harris, Wiegmann, Kuper, Hamilton, Hochstein, Lichtensteiger, Polumbus, Olsen
DL (6) - McBean, Fields, Peterson, Smith, Thomas, Baker
LB (9) - Dumervil, Haggan, Ayers, Reid, Williams, Davis, Larsen, Woodyard, Crowder
CB (5) - Bailey, Goodman, Smith, Williams, Bell
S (5) - Dawkins, Hill, McBath, Bruton, Barrett
K (2) - Kern, Prater
LS (1) - Paxton

PS (8) - Swift, Schlueter, Pedesclaux, Powell, Robinson, DJ Johnson, RB cut by another team, T cut by another team


i heard from someone in the "know" of this team and he said schlueter was a downright awful player, he could run a 4.7 40 but was not a good football player. there was a reason he was cut in the initial 5.

Endy
09-03-2009, 03:14 PM
I wonder who "#54" is going to be if we have one. Who's gonna be the dude who makes the team for just one more day until BM comes off suspension? My guess is that unless they cut back to 52 on Saturday, that none of those bubble guys will be relaxing until after the 6th.

Edit: If I had to guess I would say that it is a receiver, just in case Marshall is still acting like a child.

Denver724
09-03-2009, 03:15 PM
i heard from someone in the "know" of this team and he said schlueter was a downright awful player, he could run a 4.7 40 but was not a good football player. there was a reason he was cut in the initial 5.

This makes me wonder why we would even draft him. I mean did he go from Tarzan (College) to Jane (NFL) overnight?

s0phr0syne
09-03-2009, 03:46 PM
Early reports out of minicamp on Schlueter were good. Even an SI article talking about how the team thought quite highly of him.

If he passes through without getting picked up or PS'd, then I guess this "source" is legit. But if we pick him back up, I'm pretty sure it was a calculated move by McXanders to hide him for future development.

It's unlikely he was a "tarzan-jane" type--his big thing is technique, not freak athleticism. He's a smaller lineman, but might be bulking up to make a run for a real roster spot next year. That's my take on Schlueter...guess we'll see in a few days whether this "source" is good or not.

oubronco
09-03-2009, 04:42 PM
Moss is gone