However, look for the team to scour the waiver wire the next few days as players are let go in anticipation of Sunday's final cut down day before the opening day rosters are set .
Green Bay Packers
It's highly unlikely that the Packers will deal backup running back Najeh Davenport, who is unsigned for 2005, by Sunday's roster limit deadline. Starter Ahman Green is nursing a bruised knee and no.3 back Tony Fisher physically isn't able to handle a big workload.
New Orleans Saints
Despite a solid showing in the pre-season, third-year pro J.T. O'Sullivan appears to have lost the competition for the no.2 spot on the depth chart to veteran signal caller Todd Bouman. O'Sullivan benefited from a strong showing in NFL Europe this past Spring. One thing to consider is Bouman is the holder on kicks.
San Francisco 49ers
A decision on whether San Francisco defensive lineman Brandon Whiting will stay on the team or be returned to Philadelphia will be made after Whiting takes a team physical on Sunday. Whiting will also likely go through various tests to see how strong his surgically repaired
shoulder is. The team has to determine not only if he can practice but will the shoulder hold up during the rigors of the whole season. If Whiting fails the physical, the 49ers would receive a third-round pick in the 2005 draft. The 49ers could really use Whiting because they are light on depth at end and at tackle.
The Dolphins will continue to look for help at running back but don't count on the Browns James Jackson being the guy that is added to their roster. Jackson has a long injury dossier going back to the 2001 season which all NFL teams are aware of which will hurt the club's chances of getting a first day back in return in a potential deal.
The Steelers will look to move one of their backup running backs before Sunday's roster deadline. The club is very high on rookie "Fast" Willie Parker so it would come down to Verron Haynes or Dante' Brown. Brown had his second consecutive strong training camp and could have the most value of the two despite Haynes being ahead of him on the depth chart. Brown is a more explosive back on film. Haynes is the more powerful of the two. A possible scenario is for Parker to be on the active roster on Sunday's and just not dress. They know if he is placed on the practice squad that other club's could sign him off there.
It's no secret that Jaguars head coach Jack Del Rio didn't want veteran end Hugh Douglas to remain on the club this season. Del Rio is set to let a bunch of unknowns compete for Douglas's spot which tells you how badly he wanted him out of there. On the other end of the spectrum, the Eagles were thrilled that Douglas became available and will get them in their rotation behind new starter Derrick Burgress. Douglas has always been a favorite of head coach Andy Reid so the re-signing of the veteran end isn't a real surprise when you consider they lost starter N.D. Kalu to a season-ending knee injury.
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