Identifying the Backups
You probably did some math as soon as we told you what the total was and you figured out that it leaves sixteen roster spots open. That is quite a few spots and we aren’t going to go over sixteen players. The point here is that we’re trying to discuss the last few players who should make the team.
Let’s list about ten players that are likely to make the roster but that aren’t a lock to make it.
These players are mostly top backups and drafted players in key positions.
That’s eight more players bringing the total to forty-five. That brings us up to a number where we can make a few logical assertions about the last few roster spots.