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Zorn: Tough Roster Calls to Make for Game Day

With everyone having participated fully in practice today at Redskins Park, the coaching staff will face tough decisions in picking the active roster for Sunday's game against the New York Giants at Giants Stadium, Coach Jim Zorn said.

"It's going to make it difficult to choose the right group," he said. "This is the first time I've been involved with that, I think, on any team. We can choose."

The staff was eager to observe cornerback Carlos Rogers, who sat out often during the preseason because of a lingering calf injury.

"We were wondering how he was going to respond," Zorn said. "He responded well. It looks like he's going to be fine. That's about it."


Will the Redskins have five active wide receivers? If so, impressive rookie wideout Marko Mitchell would be with the unit for the opener. Or how about an extra running back? Marcus Mason earned a spot on the opening 53-man roster and could provide extra depth at the position.

"It's a possibility," Zorn said of having Mitchell or Mason active. "That's one of those difficult choices. That's kind of where I'm looking at."

The defensive line also is an area that could be reviewed. Albert Haynesworth and Cornelius Griffin are the starting tackles. Versatile tackle-end Lorenzo Alexander will have a bigger role this season, defensive coordinator Greg Blache said recently, and Kedric Golston is ahead of Anthony Montgomery on the interior.

"Those guys have a rotation. They all have to play," Zorn said. "Playing defensive line is probably the most difficult place to play when you're asking ... full speed is the only speed to play on the defensive line.

"If there's a long drive, and you're going five or six plays in a row, sometimes these big guys that weigh as much as they do, and are as physical as they have to be, you'd like to get somebody fresh in there and then give these guys a spell. That's where we'll be a little heavy, if we're heavy at all."

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Nice problem to have.

Posted by: Curzon417 | September 11, 2009 2:00 PM | Report abuse

8 inactives:

Mason
Williams
D'Batiste
Mitchell
Barnes
Wilson
Henson
Montgomery (maybe?)

Posted by: rich20ssu | September 11, 2009 2:02 PM | Report abuse

First of all!!

Posted by: gre28man72 | September 11, 2009 2:02 PM | Report abuse

Well maybe not, however, third times a charm.

Posted by: gre28man72 | September 11, 2009 2:03 PM | Report abuse

maybe Jarmon is inactive and Monty plays?

Posted by: rich20ssu | September 11, 2009 2:04 PM | Report abuse

I say have Marko active. Mason will not get a chance to run the ball but Marko could get a chance in the red zone

Posted by: jm220 | September 11, 2009 2:05 PM | Report abuse

The entire NFC East seems to be much more even than last year. The champs are still very good, but clearly without plax, they took a step back. And Toomer, a decent WR is also gone. They have 1 less RB, injury issues affecting their depth and are more vulnerable in the secondary.

philly seemed liked it was going to surge, but they lost 3 key pieces in Dawkins to Denver, MLB bradley to injury and sadly, Jim Johnson's passing.

The team in texas may have improved. Hard to tell, but this was an offseason where they tried addition by subtraction. They were pretty banged up at key spots last year -- including several starts by a 3rd RB and a way over the hill backup QB.

Meanwhile, the Skins appear better, especially at WR, DL and P.

It wouldn't shock me to see 11-5 winning the east -- with all 4 teams going 3-3 in the division.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | September 11, 2009 2:05 PM | Report abuse

no way wilson is inactive.

Posted by: Curzon417 | September 11, 2009 2:06 PM | Report abuse

I've never even understood that stupid rule. You have guys on your team but you have to decide some of them can't play before you even take the field? What sense does that make?

If a guy makes the 53 man roster, why shouldn't he be eligible to play every week if needed?

If the NFL is only going to allow a certain % of players to dress, what's the point in limiting the roster to just 53 players? Let 'em have 70 or 80, what's the difference?

Posted by: McMetal | September 11, 2009 2:09 PM | Report abuse

8 inactives:

Mason
Williams
D'Batiste
Mitchell
Barnes
Wilson
Henson
Montgomery (maybe?)

Posted by: rich20ssu | September 11, 2009 2:02 PM | Report abuse


I think Jarmon and/or Wynn will be inactive.

I hope Monty is active - we're gonna need big/fresh DTs for B.Jacobs.

Henson/Wilson/Barnes play alot of special teams, right? I don't think all 3 could be inactive - if Carlos is healthy, I'd say Barnes it the odd man out of the 3.

Posted by: p1funk | September 11, 2009 2:12 PM | Report abuse

Wilson will not be inactive.

Mason
Yoder
Batiste
Jarmon
Barnes
Westbrook
Henson
EWilliams

Posted by: psps23 | September 11, 2009 2:12 PM | Report abuse

Also, by "Williams" do you mean Edwin or Big Mike?

Posted by: p1funk | September 11, 2009 2:13 PM | Report abuse

Wilson is going to be more likely to play on special teams than say well either Montgomery. That could be a starting position.

Posted by: periculum | September 11, 2009 2:14 PM | Report abuse

mcmet, agreed, I never understood that. 53 make it, 53 active.

Mason wont be active, I don't think....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | September 11, 2009 2:15 PM | Report abuse

Can't the Skins just stash Wynn permanently on gameday inactive until it's necessary to play him.

He's taking away snaps from rowdy young bucks who want to make plays.

Posted by: elfreako | September 11, 2009 2:16 PM | Report abuse

BMW
Ed Williams
Mason
Barnes
Jarmon
Henson
Mitchell
Wynn or Westbrook

Posted by: p1funk | September 11, 2009 2:18 PM | Report abuse

Don't bash on Wynn until you've seen him play this year. He hardly got in this preseason. Maybe he's got a few tricks up his sleeve going against the line he practiced against all last season.

Posted by: psps23 | September 11, 2009 2:20 PM | Report abuse

I think because why could slide in at DT, he'll be active...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | September 11, 2009 2:22 PM | Report abuse

From the Times:

Will joining Rock Cartwright on kickoff returns fire up usually-nonchalant second-year receiver Devin Thomas?

That's what Redskins coach Jim Zorn hopes.

"Maybe somebody's just got to smack him on the sideline, something to get him fired up," Zorn said of Thomas, who didn't take react fiercely to being beaten out to start at receiver by the less experienced Malcolm Kelly. "I don't want a guy ... to kind of hold us hostage, 'Well, you didn't put me in on the kickoff so that's why I didn't play well.' That doesn't make any sense. [But] getting hit gets anybody into the game."

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | September 11, 2009 2:28 PM | Report abuse

Mason
Williams
Williams
Batiste
Barnes
Henson
Jarmon
I hope Tryon

Posted by: dbrine1261 | September 11, 2009 2:28 PM | Report abuse

Inactives

Mason
Batiste
Ed Williams
Barnes
Henson
Jarmon
Mitchell or Westbrook

Posted by: TWISI | September 11, 2009 2:29 PM | Report abuse

GAURENTEED Inactives NO QUESTION:

Marko
Mason
Jarmon
Barnes/Westbrook (pick 'em)

That's because these are the most inexperinced who still need to continue to build
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Other possibles:

Bastite
Henson
Moore (Since Smooot can play Safety as well)
Ant Montgomery (But I doubt it)
Wil Montgomery


END OF LIST. IF A PLAYER ISN'T ON THIS LIST HE WILL PLAY NO QUESTION.

Stop putting Wynn up there. He will play. It's against his old team. He practiced against these guys everyday and SHOULD know the OLine's weaknesses.....

And Ed Williams is the back up Center.

Posted by: 4thFloor | September 11, 2009 2:30 PM | Report abuse

chasgiffen, I like that... "while you're down there, Elisha, say hello to Jimmy Hoffa for me"

Posted by: NateinthePDX
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Dayum, is it really "Elisha"?

Posted by: chasgiffen | September 11, 2009 2:31 PM | Report abuse

And Ed Williams is the back up Center.

Posted by: 4thFloor

--------

Will Montgomery is. Ed Williams is a developmental C/G.

Posted by: psps23 | September 11, 2009 2:35 PM | Report abuse

And Ed Williams is the back up Center.

Posted by: 4thFloor | September 11, 2009 2:30 PM

Will Montgomery is the backup center. They have Ed Williams listed as the backup to Dockery. Given Dockery's resilience, I think Ed Williams will be inactive.

Posted by: TWISI | September 11, 2009 2:35 PM | Report abuse

If Williams were smart he would learn long-snapping / shot gun snapping and get really good at that.

Posted by: periculum | September 11, 2009 2:37 PM | Report abuse

The entire NFC East seems to be much more even than last year. The champs are still very good, but clearly without plax, they took a step back. And Toomer, a decent WR is also gone. They have 1 less RB, injury issues affecting their depth and are more vulnerable in the secondary.

philly seemed liked it was going to surge, but they lost 3 key pieces in Dawkins to Denver, MLB bradley to injury and sadly, Jim Johnson's passing.

The team in texas may have improved. Hard to tell, but this was an offseason where they tried addition by subtraction. They were pretty banged up at key spots last year -- including several starts by a 3rd RB and a way over the hill backup QB.

Meanwhile, the Skins appear better, especially at WR, DL and P.

It wouldn't shock me to see 11-5 winning the east -- with all 4 teams going 3-3 in the division.

Posted by: zcezcest1
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I agree with all this (except calling the Ginas the "champs", even though they were)... So why do 11 out of 12 ESPN "experts" give Sunday's game to the Ginas? Herd mentality? Thanks Mort, by the way.

Posted by: chasgiffen | September 11, 2009 2:38 PM | Report abuse

F that depth chart.

EdWill can play both C/G. So he may make more sense then Will Montgomery.

But we shall see. IF that's all you have to complain about, I take it your satisified with the rest.

Posted by: 4thFloor | September 11, 2009 2:39 PM | Report abuse

I will have all of my offensive lineman active. You never know when they will break down. Especially against the Giants guys upfront. You need all the frest guys as possible.

Posted by: TheJury | September 11, 2009 2:39 PM | Report abuse

I agree with all this (except calling the Ginas the "champs", even though they were)... So why do 11 out of 12 ESPN "experts" give Sunday's game to the Ginas? Herd mentality? Thanks Mort, by the way.

Posted by: chasgiffen

We have a legit chance to beat the jints, but truth is we match up better vs the other teams. We were 3-3 last year in the division, but the jints beat us up both times

Posted by: zcezcest1 | September 11, 2009 2:41 PM | Report abuse

I think it would be nice to see Marko Mitchell in the mix this weekend. I think he could cause some pretty healthy mismatches in the middle.

Posted by: CheyenneWY | September 11, 2009 2:41 PM | Report abuse

I think it's great that the media is not really focusing on the Skins for a change. How far we've come(Just for kicks and a good laugh)

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/nfl/2000/si_preview/redskins/

I assume (hope) most of you can remember this far back.

Posted by: cj658 | September 11, 2009 2:42 PM | Report abuse

NFL roster rules are retarted:

Dress everyone/53.

Make practice squad locked, ie no poaching

Have 3 IR slots adding shorter stints 4/8weeks and gone for year.

This mitigates the game day healthy body issue, and allows for more player development, helps keep players fresh/healthy in practice and games.

Book it!

Posted by: chrislarry | September 11, 2009 2:42 PM | Report abuse

I love it that Cooley is listed as the backup punter.

Posted by: dmorgan6617 | September 11, 2009 2:42 PM | Report abuse

to: NateinthePDX
I just moved to portland...where is the best place to watch the skins?!?! Thanks!

Posted by: Rod5 | September 11, 2009 2:45 PM | Report abuse

cj658, thanks for that awesome blast from the past! Puts PK's pick of a 6-10 finish for 2009 into perspective....

Posted by: dmorgan6617 | September 11, 2009 2:50 PM | Report abuse

Wasn't Joe T our back-up punter once upon a time?

Posted by: chasgiffen | September 11, 2009 2:50 PM | Report abuse

Make practice squad locked, ie no poaching


Posted by: chrislarry | September 11, 2009 2:42 PM

Huh? Heck to the No. Poaching is needed. Why make someone stay on the PSqaud @ $75K and prevent them from being on someone elses active roster for $400K?

I'm calling straight 'tard on that one...

Posted by: 4thFloor | September 11, 2009 2:51 PM | Report abuse

GAURENTEED Inactives NO QUESTION:

Marko
Mason
Jarmon
Barnes/Westbrook (pick 'em)

That's because these are the most inexperinced who still need to continue to build
-----------------

Other possibles:

Bastite
Henson
Moore (Since Smooot can play Safety as well)
Ant Montgomery (But I doubt it)
Wil Montgomery


END OF LIST. IF A PLAYER ISN'T ON THIS LIST HE WILL PLAY NO QUESTION.

Stop putting Wynn up there. He will play. It's against his old team. He practiced against these guys everyday and SHOULD know the OLine's weaknesses.....

And Ed Williams is the back up Center.

Posted by: 4thFloor | September 11, 2009 2:30 PM | Report abuse


Well here's to hoping you are wrong, b/c if BMW is active and has to play, then we are friggin toast.

Posted by: p1funk | September 11, 2009 2:52 PM | Report abuse

"IF that's all you have to complain about, I take it your satisified with the rest.

Posted by: 4thFloor"

You can see my prediction up above, but I don't think Jarmon or Mitchell are guaranteed inactives. Jarmon yet again impressed during the week (see Matt Terl's blog) and could possibly squeeze a spot in the lineup before someone like Montgomery (AH, Griff, Golston, Alexander, and Daniels can and will all see time at DT).

My prediction was that the Redskins will air it out this game due to the depleted Giants secondary, unpredictability of it based on last season, and the pressure on Zorn and Campbell to produce a high octane offense. Mitchell could very easily be a beneficiary of that.

While I think both end up inactive, I could very easily see it go another way.

I also think Moore is a near lock to make the 53. He's more valuable than either Barnes or Westbrook on ST, he's better at S then either of those are at CB, and Blache always keeps 4 safeties dressed. Smoot + Moore is better than Barnes/Westbrook + Smoot.

Posted by: psps23 | September 11, 2009 2:52 PM | Report abuse

From the Times:

Will joining Rock Cartwright on kickoff returns fire up usually-nonchalant second-year receiver Devin Thomas?

That's what Redskins coach Jim Zorn hopes.

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 |

How do you get to the NFL level without a fire in your belly? The more I read of this kind of thing about Thomas, the more I wonder about him. One week he's up and one week he's down. One week he's gung ho, the next week the coach has to put a fire under him... Is this guy a head case? Does he have some issue off the field that he's dealing with? There is something definitely weird about what's going on with him.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | September 11, 2009 2:53 PM | Report abuse

cl, agreed, having all 53 available would allow for guys like mason/Jarmon/Mitchell to develop in a quicker manner....I can get behind that...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | September 11, 2009 2:54 PM | Report abuse

PSP - Why Yoder though? We always have had 3 active TEs.......

Posted by: 4thFloor | September 11, 2009 2:54 PM | Report abuse

Renaldo Wynn needs to be inactive instead of a guy like Jarmon or Wilson.

In 11 seasons in the NFL Wynn has posted 27 career sacks from the Defensive End position. Only 27! The most sacks he has had in a single season is 5 in 2001 with JAX, and the next closes 3.5 sacks in various seasons. SIT HIM!

Posted by: goose33 | September 11, 2009 2:56 PM | Report abuse

Looks like I was wrong on Nicks...

The Hakeem Nicks era will begin on Sunday against the Redskins.

Sure, we knew that already. But from the sound of Tom Coughlin Friday, Nicks won't just be standing on the sidelines or covering kicks. After an impressive preseason that included four deep completions -- three of which went for touchdowns -- the first-round pick will apparently be an integral part of the Giants' offense this weekend.

"He's playing it right now," Coughlin said when asked at what point Nicks will play a "major role" in the offense. "He's involved right now in everything we're doing. We basically have four guys that will do a lot of rotating and a lot of playing."

The other three are obviously Domenik Hixon, Steve Smith and Mario Manningham. Derek Hagan figures to be active and playing a role in special teams, which means Moss and Ramses Barden could be among the inactives.

On his way out of the locker room, Nicks was asked about playing a role on Sunday.

"Ready to go," he said with a smile. "Can't wait to get started."

Posted by: 4thFloor | September 11, 2009 2:57 PM | Report abuse

4th, huh? You don't want to protect your assests. Your critique is semi-legit from a player's union standpoint but that wasn't the angle I am taking. But fine...adding poaching if you must. But my plan still rulz.

Posted by: chrislarry | September 11, 2009 2:57 PM | Report abuse

PSP - Why Yoder though? We always have had 3 active TEs.......

Posted by: 4thFloor | September 11, 2009 2:54 PM | Report abuse

Fred Davis was inactive numerous times last year.

Posted by: goose33 | September 11, 2009 2:59 PM | Report abuse

One more wife story....
1983 –, the hung-over Redskins were blown out by the Raiders lead by Jim Plunkett –Jim Plunkett???????? Well, OK, Marcus Allen was there as well. I am watching this debacle with my wife to the bitter end and she makes me stay – because – she is a Raiders fan! Wish we could have gone to a baby shower. No greater pain in my life as a Redskins fan.
Offensive line: as soon as injuries occur, trouble begins. Hope defense holds up and is a beast.
Still: 8 + 8

Posted by: 8andeight | September 11, 2009 3:03 PM | Report abuse

Sorry, not numerous times, only 5 games last year was Fred Davis inactive (Giants both games, Steelers, Seahawks, and Ravens). Still I don't think Yoder is a lock for active status because they can uses Sellers or Alexander as an extra tight end in goal line formations.

Posted by: goose33 | September 11, 2009 3:03 PM | Report abuse

"PSP - Why Yoder though? We always have had 3 active TEs.......

Posted by: 4thFloor"

Wasn't Davis inactive a number of games last year?

Posted by: psps23 | September 11, 2009 3:04 PM | Report abuse

We have to have Marko Mitchell on the game day roster if for nothing other than for inside the 10-yard line. Can you imagine a goal line offense with Marko Mitchell and Malcolm Kelly as your wideouts? That's the height we've been looking for!

Posted by: Dougmacintyre | September 11, 2009 3:04 PM | Report abuse

I miss N.D. Kalu.

"One week he's up and one week he's down. One week he's gung ho, the next week the coach has to put a fire under him... Is this guy a head case? Does he have some issue off the field that he's dealing with? There is something definitely weird about what's going on with him."

Posted by: RedSkinHead


It's called "He's 22". Not all 22 year olds are wired the same way. At 22 a lot of them can easily be distracted and distraught when dealing losing out on a starting position.

Again, Devin Thomas will be fine. In about two years the guy will be a bonafide beast.

Posted by: RedDMV | September 11, 2009 3:07 PM | Report abuse

red, yep, agreed. lets not make this out to be something its not....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | September 11, 2009 3:09 PM | Report abuse

As soon as a Running back on any other team goes down we need to offer Betts, then you won't have this problem anymore, Mr. Zorn. Skins should be trying to get atleast a 4th for him, but most likely a 3rd.

Posted by: 15600_sknfan | September 11, 2009 3:12 PM | Report abuse

It's not all good all the time having tall wide outs.

Jacksonville a few years back didn't have a receiver on their roster that was under 6-1, I think.

It didn't take them anywhere. Even with Byron Leftwich throwing high occasionally.

O-line makes the QB, QB makes the receivers.

Posted by: RedDMV | September 11, 2009 3:14 PM | Report abuse

Oh and Trade Santana Moss too. Especially if someone is willing to offer a 1st rounder.

Posted by: 15600_sknfan | September 11, 2009 3:15 PM | Report abuse

beep squared.

Posted by: Curzon417 | September 11, 2009 3:16 PM | Report abuse

15600_sknfan started drinking already??

Game isn't till Sunday.

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | September 11, 2009 3:17 PM | Report abuse

RedDMV & BeantownGreg1,
I'm not trying to make a big deal out of it. I just don't understand it. Why should someone have to motivate you when you are making major money playing America's greatest sport in front of America's greatest fans?

Posted by: RedSkinHead | September 11, 2009 3:17 PM | Report abuse

My eight inactives:

Four on offense
Marko Mitchell
Marcus Mason
D'Anthony Batiste
Will Montgomery

Four on defense
Renaldo Wynn
Robert Henson
Kevin Barnes
Byron Westbrook

Posted by: midniterc | September 11, 2009 3:18 PM | Report abuse

It's called "He's 22". Not all 22 year olds are wired the same way. At 22 a lot of them can easily be distracted and distraught when dealing losing out on a starting position.

Again, Devin Thomas will be fine. In about two years the guy will be a bonafide beast.

Posted by: RedDMV | September 11, 2009 3:07 PM | Report abuse

You're not seriously suggesting we actually take the time to develop a football player are you? Where's the fun in that? We need to dump him now and use his salary to buy an old broken down offensive lineman that'll be out of the league in 3 years like Levi Jones. Who needs young talent. We need to win now!! Screw the future!!

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | September 11, 2009 3:20 PM | Report abuse

to: NateinthePDX
I just moved to portland...where is the best place to watch the skins?!?! Thanks!

Posted by: Rod5 | September 11, 2009 2:45 PM

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As a former Portland resident, I wish the best of luck to ya in P-town.

Lord knows you'll need it.

Posted by: Chia_Pet | September 11, 2009 3:21 PM | Report abuse

15600_sknfan started drinking already??

Game isn't till Sunday.

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | September 11, 2009 3:17 PM | Report abuse

No seriously! You disagree? they are both 30, if someone else wants them please take them. I bet if we were the PATS there asses would be outta here. Ala Richard Seymour.

I'm sure some team will be dying for a back at some point it always happen, and I'm sure we can get a number 1 for Moss from a team in need. It appears that we all want Mitchell and Mason to play and to be honest I don't see this guys producing less. Moss is good, but not that good, remember Green Bay Game a few years ago, every time he drops a pass from Jason Campbell I can't help but to think about that game.

Posted by: 15600_sknfan | September 11, 2009 3:22 PM | Report abuse

Again, Devin Thomas will be fine. In about two years the guy will be a bonafide beast.

Posted by: RedDMV
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Totally agree. He is a talented, big, fast beast with good hands & aggressiveness, and he will get his discipline & focus issues sorted out. The negative jibba jabba from the usual asparagus casters is all premature.

Posted by: chasgiffen | September 11, 2009 3:23 PM | Report abuse

Again, Devin Thomas will be fine. In about two years the guy will be a bonafide beast.

Posted by: RedDMV
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Totally agree. He is a talented, big, fast beast with good hands & aggressiveness, and he will get his discipline & focus issues sorted out. The negative jibba jabba from the usual asparagus casters is all premature.

Posted by: chasgiffen

I look forward to those days when Mr. Thomas is catching everything in sight, my friend. I had high hopes for him this preseason but he underwhelmed. Would like to see him run another end around against the Giants this week. That was fun to watch last time.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | September 11, 2009 3:28 PM | Report abuse

I liked last year when he was tossing around DB's like ragdolls to get to the ball, but unfortunately he kept getting called for it. Still he was very good at catching even when getting hit.

As I've said before, I really like our new WR (and D-line) situation... hope we can do the same thing and quickly get it together on O-line within the coming year.

No matter what, all things being equal (which they're not), we should be markedly better than last year, as our only real loss was the oft-injured Shawn S.

Posted by: chasgiffen | September 11, 2009 3:35 PM | Report abuse

inactive list shall be:

51 Henson, Robert LB
24 Mason, Marcus RB
34 Westbrook, Byron CB
50 Williams, Edwin C
97 Wynn, Renaldo DE
71 Williams, Mike OL
20 Tryon, Justin CB
84 Mitchell, Marko WR

they may sit barnes instead of tryon... depending on whose better on teams.

Posted by: jwinches | September 11, 2009 4:04 PM | Report abuse

Again, Devin Thomas will be fine. In about two years the guy will be a bonafide beast.

Posted by: RedDMV

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Good... until then, I still would like them to give Mitchell a few chances a game to make a big play... I like Mitchell vs the Giants 4th or 5th CB.

Posted by: tony325 | September 11, 2009 4:08 PM | Report abuse

It's going to be really tough for Zorn to make these game day active decisions.

Here's my inactive player list:

Marcus Mason
Mike Williams
Edwin Williams
Robert Henson
Kevin Barnes
Jeremy Jarmon
Byron Westbrook
Chad Rinehart

I'd prefer to have Mitchell available for the Redzone offense. However a player's value to special teams and injury status will probably be the final determinate...

I agree with everyone who says the NFL inactive player rules are ridiculous. It would be better to reduce team rosters to 45 players and assign an additional 8 players to the practice squad. The NFL could create a reserve inactive list (like baseball) for players with short term injuries and allow practice squad players to be activated as replacements for the duration of the injury.

Posted by: siris | September 11, 2009 4:18 PM | Report abuse

Why is everyone worried about the inactive list, it's the guys that are active that we should care about. I feel a 21-20 win comin'

Posted by: joeboggs | September 11, 2009 5:51 PM | Report abuse

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