They all do. All of the scouts discuss the waiver wire and Elliot Wolf and Brian Gutekunst work the phones for trades. Ted makes the final decision.
That's a good question. I don't know if Murphy urged him to be more aggressive. I highly doubt it. But he may realize that time is running out and he needs to make a run now.
Pretty much. Go back and read Michael Cohen's story on Alonzo Harris' cutdown day. It's a great look at what it's like for players.
No, I don't. His special teams play is what's keeping him around.
He would be if placed there, yes.
It's always possible. I think Linsley will have to prove he can stay healthy the entire year. Taylor I could see them approaching during the year if he continues to play well.
It's a concern, no question. They're going to be relying a lot on Spriggs and Murphy to handle the tackle and guard spots and Barclay center. Those will be the eight they'll go with most of the season.
I think it's $5,000 a week but I'd have to look it up.
They can't and he won't. He has a three-week window to practice where he doesn't count against the 53 and then a decision has to be made on whether to activate him, cut him or put him on IR.
I'm not sure how you can make that assessment right now. Ask me in three years.
It would probably be one of them.
Yes, that's a good point. They can play Martellus Bennett next to one of the tackles and that would offer a lot of help.
Yes, I think he would have some value. I don't think they could recoup a third, but they could get something for him.
He's a backup option. You don't want him there all year. If Linsley is lost for the season, they'd have to consider signing somebody who's a natural center. We don't know for sure about Barclay because he's never played there for an extended period of time.