This isn’t exactly an article, but there’s been a lot of recent roster activity so I thought I’d update the chart and post it.
The numbers on the chart next to some players’ names represent the 2021 cap hit. It is only listed for players who have a hit over $1m.
The color coding used follows this key:
When it doesn’t seem clear who is the starter or the backup, I have generally listed veterans ahead of rookies.
Where a position has two or more slots (ie. DT, DE, WR, CB, RG/LG) I haven’t made any real effort to list the backups behind the starter they are most likely to replace. To some extent, I have just tried to balance the space on the chart.
In what appears to be a data entry error, the team site lists DB Chris Miller, recently claimed off of waivers, as being on the Practice Squad, which is currently non-existent, so we’ll keep an eye out to see if that signals anything unusual or is simply a glitch that gets fixed.
TE Ricky Seals-Jones was added to the roster on the first day of OTAs, creating some competition for the likely 3rd TE spot on the regular season roster and adding a new hyphenated surname to replace Josh Harvey-Clemons, who was recently released.
There is still one open roster spot due to the roster exemption for International Player Pathway program player, David Bada. I doubt whether Ron Rivera will wait a long time to fill it.