Saturday, September 3, 2011

A Few Thoughts After the Cuts

I thought Colin Cole would be on the PUP list for the first 6 weeks but given his large salary, that wasn't the case. The loss of Jimmy Wilkerson for the season also hurts the defensive line. Cole could come back to the team for less money once he is healthy.

Three rookie free agents make the 53 as well as Brandon Browner who is from the CFL. This speaks to the team's willingness to embrace youth and keep the best talent possible. Jeron Johnson beating out Mark Legree is a prime example.

Last year the Hawks kept five LBs, this year seven. As the roster shuffles, I would expect a line backer or two to be vulnerable.

It will be interesting to see how active the front office is over the next couple days. Last year they picked up Raheem Brock off the scrap heap. Maybe they will find another diamond in the rough?

This Diamond likes it rough.

1 comment:

  1. Sweeeeeeeeet Caroline!!!!

    The only cut move I didn't like was Thomas Clayton. I really liked his short yardage tough running.. I thought they'd at least keep him as a reserve... Other than that, I like the offense (QB aside of course)..

    The O-line can do nothing but gel more & more as a unit as each game goes.. Let's just hope our QB's make good decisions as they are scrambling for their lives...