Re: Training Camp WR Battle!!
posted at 3/26/2012 6:49 AM EDT
Lloyd and Welker are pretty much definite (assuming Welker signs the tender) for two spots.
Ocho and Branch seem highly probable to take another two spots, though it will depend on how they do in camp relative to the others behind them.
Stallworth, Gonzalez, Edelman, Underwood, and possibly a rookie or two will be fighting for the fifth spot. If there's a promising rookie or one of the other guys on this list has a good preseason, Ocho or Branch could be in trouble.
Slater will be in the sixth spot.
I could see them carrying seven WRs this year as well, which would mean one more slot for the Stallworth, Gonzalez, Edelman, Underwood, rookie crowd.
My guess is Lloyd, Welker, Branch, Ocho, unknown rookie, Slater, and maybe Edelman. Underwood will be on the practice squad. But of course, this is just a guess. I'm sure BB has no idea yet--he needs to see the guys in camp and preseason to make a decision. At this point, all he's trying to do is bring in enough competition to allow him to have sufficient options when cut-down day arrives.