So far,in this 2008-2009 off-season, Mr.Popp/the Als has signed 29 new players,including CFL veterans; there are quality signings and I expect a few more signings,notably at WR,DL and DB.
Because of their age and/or high salary and/or inconsistency and /or being injury prone some veterans will definitely not be part of the Als in 2009.
Brad Banks- Has had his chances in Ottawa,Winnipeg and Montreal and failed; surprised that he is still on the roster. Will be released before the beginning of season. Competition from Chris Leak and Brad Roach.
Chip Cox- High salary and inconsistency; get beats often and takes many int.penalties. Needs an exceptional camp. Main competition from Blue Adams,Jonathan Ordway, Stanford Samuels and Brandon Williams.
Diamond Ferri- Injuries, stupid penalties, inconsistency. Competition from Cam Hall and John Ordway.
Reggie Hunt- High salary and age. Not a MLB. Plenty of competition from Jon Abbatte, KaMichael Hall and Ramon Guzman. Will not be with the Als at the beginning of season.
Paul Lambert-Age and salary. If Andrew Woodruff is the starter Paul will have to take a pay reduction; the fact that he can play center helps him.Should be with the Als.
Anwar Stewart-Age and high salary. Competition from Rodney Hardeway and Johnny Jackson whose signing has not been made official,yet.
Kerry Watkins-Age, high salary and inconsistency. Drops too many passes. Competition from S.J. Green and at least one more receiver from the AFL to be signed. 1 amongst Derek Lee, Jason Willis and Aaron Boone.
Eric Wilson-Age and high salary. Competition from Tim McGill, Martavius Prince and most notably Josh Thompson. The fact that he can play OL helps him but he will have to be much better that his competitors to stay,unless he takes a pay reduction.