NFC Bubble Report

With the final roster cut down looming, Scout.com NFL Expert Adam Caplan takes a look at each NFC team whose players of note who are on the bubble.

NFC East

Dallas Cowboys

  • Keylon Kincade/RB – Would be the fourth back on the team and they'll likely only carry three.

  • Skyler Green/WR/KR/PR – Spot isn't a lock as he's not in the mix as a receiver.

  • Jason Fabini/OT – Far from a lock despite his relationship with head coach Bill Parcells.

  • Kenyon Coleman/DE – Probably a better fit for the 4-3.

  • Montavious Stanley/DT – Practice squad candidate.

  • Marcus Coleman/S – Already will be suspended four games and his job could be expendable.

New York Giants

  • Willie Ponder/WR – 50-50 shot to make the team.

  • Anthony Mix/WR – Practice squad candidate.

  • Reggie Torbor/LB – They're deep at his position outside. 

  • Frank Walker/CB – They're deep in depth.

  • Curtis Deloatch/CB – Could find a job with another team.

Philadelphia Eagles

  • Timmy Chang/QB – Practice squad candidate at best though he had a good camp.

  • Bruce Perry/RB – Almost no shot to make the team due to strong depth at the position.

  • Darnerian McCants/WR – Could yield a late round pick in a trade but a long shot to make the team due to strong depth at receiver.

  • Justin Jenkins/WR – Practice squad candidate.

  • Jabar Gaffney/WR – 50-50 shot to make the team.

  • J.R. Reed/S/KR – Better than 50-50 shot to make the team.

  • Nick Cole/C – Practice squad candidate.

  • Keyonta Marshall/DT

Washington Redskins

  • Manuel White/FB – They have one too many on the roster at his position.

  • Nehemiah Broughton/FB - They have one too many on the roster at his position.

  • Jimmy Farris/WR – Has a shot to stick if they keep six receivers.

  • Derrick Frost/P – Bad camp means a shaky roster spot.

  • Julian Battle/CB – Could be in a numbers situation.

  • Vernon Fox/S – Just joined the roster and is less than 50-50 to make the team.

NFC North

Chicago Bears

  • Airese Currie/WR – The oft-injured receiver could have a spot on the practice squad.

  • Craig Bragg/WR – Long shot to make the team.

  • Tyler Reed/G – Team likes him and if he doesn't make the final roster, he'll be on the practice squad. 

  • Michael Haynes/DE – Team isn't exactly high on him and he's been a disappointment since he's been drafted.

Detroit Lions

  • Artose Pinner/RB – Likely out of a job, could be traded.

  • Charles Rogers/WR – Better than 50-50 to make the team but where he ends up on the depth chart is still an issue.

  • Glenn Martinez/WR – Good camp story and a good shot to make the final roster.

  • Shaun Bodiford/WR – Another good camp story and a practice squad candidate.

  • Fred Matua/G – Practice squad candidate.

  • Jon McGraw/S – Has been a disappointment as a pro and is far from a lock to make the team.

Green Bay Packers

  • Arliss Beach/RB – He had a good camp and could find a spot on the practice squad

  • Cory Rodgers/WR –Had a shaky camp and isn't a lock to make the team.

  • Ahmad Carroll/CB - Despite his lofty draft status, not a lock to make the team. Yet another mistake draft pick from his Mike Sherman era.

Minnesota Vikings

  • Mike McMahon/QB – With Brooks Bollinger in the fold, he could be out of a job.

  • J.T. O'Sullivan/QB – Probably out of a job.

  • Mike Rosenthal/OT – Despite the team turning down any trade overtures from the Cardinals, he could be traded or released.

  • Adam Goldberg/G – Less than 50-50 to make the team.

  • Kevin Kasper/KR/WR – Good returner but oft injured.

  • Billy McMullen/WR – Probably better than 50-50 to make the team. 

  • DeQuincy Scott/DE – A personal favorite of former Viking executive Fran Foley that got demoted recently. Still has plenty of talent and could hook up with another team rather quickly if he's let go.

NFC South

Atlanta Falcons

Carolina Panthers

  • Stephan LeFors/QB – The rapid development of rookie QB Brett Basanez could make Lefors expendable.

  • Eric Shelton/RB – Has been a big disappointment and could be traded or released despite being a former second-round pick.

  • Mike Seidman/TE – Could be caught up in a numbers problem.

  • Atiyyah Ellison/DT – Long shot to make the team due to strong veteran depth.

  • Keith Adams/LB – Had veteran LB Na'il Diggs not gotten hurt, he could have been cut earlier this week. 

New Orleans Saints

  • Todd Bouman/QB – Either he or Martin will be cut.

  • Jamie Martin/QB - Either he or Bouman will be cut.

  • Bethel Johnson/WR – The oft-injured receiver is a true 50-50 shot to make the final roster.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

  • Derek Watson/RB – Small shot to make the team.

  • Ike Hilliard/WR – Either he or Boston could be cut.

  • David Boston/WR – Had a good camp but far from a lock to make the team due to the development of rookie WR Maruice Stovall.

  • Paris Warren/WR – Practice squad candidate.

  • Torrie Cox/CB – 50-50 shot to make the team. 

NFC West

Arizona Cardinals

  • James Hodgins/FB – Less than 50-50 to make the team due to the development of former TE Jon Bronson. 

  • Marcel Shipp/RB – Either he or Anderson are likely to be cut or traded.

  • Damien Anderson/RB - Either he or Shipp are likely to be cut or traded.

  • Todd Watkins/WR – Practice squad candidate.

  • Mark Brown/LB – 50-50 shot to make the team.

  • Robert Tate/CB – Best shot to make the team is as their dime back.

St. Louis Rams

  • Dave Ragone/QB – Either he or Fitzpatrick are likely out of a job.

  • Ryan Fitzpatrick/QB - Either he or Ragone are likely out of a job.

  • Fred Russell/RB – The coaches love his speed but the other veteran backs are ahead of him on the depth chart.

  • Adam Pyatt/WR/KR – He's competing for the KR job against rookie WR Marques Haggans.

  • Taylor Stubblefield/WR – Almost no shot to make the team.

  • Jerome Collins/TE – Despite a lackluster camp, rookie TE Dominque Byrd will make the team which makes Collins' job tenuous. 

  • DeJuan Groce/CB – Caught up in a numbers situation. 

San Francisco 49ers

  • Shaun Hill/QB – Currently third on the depth chart but the team has a few other former quarterbacks who are playing receiver on the roster.

  • Marcus Maxwell/WR – Practice squad candidate.

  • Taylor Jacobs/WR – They traded for him but he needs to show them something soon.

Seattle Seahawks

  • David Kirtman/FB – Practice squad candidate.

  • Maurice Mann/WR – Small chance to make the team.

  • Ben Obomanu/WR – Had a good camp and could make the practice squad.

  • Chris Cooper/DL – Can play inside or outside but the team has pretty good depth on the defensive line. 




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