QB- no surprises here, Hasselbeck has looked better in the last 2 games, but still don't feel too confident, if ......
RB- Really glad to see Ballard and Varga both made the roster, although that might have something to do with Herron's status
WR- also glad to see Whalen made it, but..............Carter- I know potential is an overused phrase, but guys with his measurables don't come around everyday and I know that training camp is not a game, but he was one of the stars of camp.
OL/TE- no surprises
LB- only thing to mention here, is that we added 'another' OLB (Moore) to the already crowded mix
DB- a little surprised to see Guy make it, over McDonald, as I stated in a previous post, any injury from the frontline guys in this group, could be fatal, there is no experienced depth.
* Geathers has looked very good since day #1, not sure how much impact he will have this year, but looks like a future star
Saved the 'best' for last:
DL- the snowball started rolling with the loss of Jones for the season-a major setback, who was one of the keys to the defense and the line being better this year, then Chapman AND Hughes were both cut. I realize the game is played on grass and not on paper, but that leaves a grand total of 5 players currently on the roster........ (on paper) 3 players who have never played a snap in the NFL ( and one of them is a very undersized player in a very key position), 1 player entering year #2 who did not get significant reps, in year #1 and Langford.
Summary- although overall there weren't too many major surprises and there is going to be tweaks before the season starts and all year, have to say that the 2 biggest weaknesses for the past (quite a ) few years, don't seem to be any better than they have been ( and most likely worse) the O-line continues to be a unit of-let's hope for the best and now the D-line (on paper) seems to be extremly underwhelming and although there is alot of hope for Anderson and Parry and Okine has looked good,at times, going into the season with 1 (somewhat) proven player, seems to be more of the same (let's hope). We will all watch and see how this plays out, but can't say based on the final roster, that I am feeling as confident as I did , a few weeks ago.