WR Lawrence Bady (Boise State)
5-10/189, 4.52; can make some big plays
LB Antoine Cash (Southern Miss)
6-1/223, ??; lacks strength and size but a productive tweener
TE Steve Cucci (Houston)
6-5/268, 4.94; has decent hands and above average blocker
FB Kevin Dudley (Michigan)
6-0/238, 4.99; tough lead blocker that works well in short-yardage
CB Brandon Heaney (BYU)
5-11/185, 4.42; lacks size but has good speed and potential in man coverage
CB Byron Jones (Texas A&M)
5-10/182, 4.58; athletic playmaker
P Michael Koenen (Western Washington)
5-11/195, ??; strong-legged punter that has some experience as a kicker
WR Cole Magner (Bowling Green)
6-2/196, 4.65; has good hands and is a hard worker.
RB T.A. McLendon (N.C. State)
5-10/235, 4.77; lacks durability, but good pass catcher with quickness
QB Bryan Randall (Virginia Tech)
6-0/222, 4.78; athletic passer with good arm that just needs to develop upstairs
WR Hannibal Thomas (Cincinnati)
6-3/205, 4.68; good size and decent hands with YAC ability
WR Derrick Tinsley (Tennessee)
6-0/200, 4.53; good speed that can contribute as a return man.
I would say many of these guys are potential p-squad candidates, but I think only McLendon has a legitimate shot at making the roster. I like Randall, as he's improved a lot over the years. He's no stud but has a good arm, good mobility, and shows poise and presence in the pocket. I liked Jones as a true freshman when he was really impressive in A&M's bowl game (3 picks), but I guess he has shown little improvement from that time onward. At this point, from the little I know of these guys, it would seem Cucci, Thomas, Dudley, and Magner look like they can also push for p-squad jobs.
We also cut 3 guys: Jimmy Farris, Siddeeq Shabazz, and Steve Stewart. None of the cuts are too surprising. Farris was a solid player that excelled on special teams, but offered only marginal ability on special teams. The team knows that both Jenkins and Finneran are solid on ST and potentially White can be too, so Farris is unlikely to make the roster. It would seem that Magner seems similar to Farris. Shabazz was another mostly ST guy that had made few if any improvement defensively. He was a big hitter in college, but at this point, with Cory Hall back, and the team trying to make room for a guy like Pruitt, he seems unwarranted. Stewart stuck last year and played well enough to almost make the final roster, but I guess with Omiyale and Stokes added, he seems unnecessary.
These moves leave 3 roster spots open to fill at later dates. Well technically, we have 11 spots open if you include the 8 unsigned rookies.
"Vincere scis, Hannibal, victoria uti nescis" -- Maharbal, 216 B.C.E.