So the cut day 53 is in, a few surprises like usual. Steven Johnson and Lamin Barrow both being cut was the biggest surprise for me, we are only keeping 4 inside backers now and running a 3-4 that could be a little thin. I really thought Kapri Bibbs deserved to make the team over Montee Ball, likely the cap hit kept Bibbs off the roster more than anything. Tony Carter was another surprise cut, he was serviceable, not stellar every time he played.
This is also the first time in 11 years that an undrafted free agent did not make the team. ( 2004: Roc Alexander / 2005: Wesley Duke / 2006: Mike Bell / 2007: Selvin Young / 2008: Brett Kern / Tyler Polumbus / Wesley Woodyard / 2009: Chris Baker / 2010: Cassius Vaughn / 2011: Chris Harris / 2012: Aaron Brewer / Steven Johnson / 2013: C.J Anderson / 2014: Isaiah Burse / Juwan Thompson )
Here is the 53.
Free Agent or Trade Acquisition for 2015
QB (3): Peyton Manning / Brock Osweiler / Trevor Siemain
RB: (4): C.J Anderson / Ronnie Hillman / Juwan Thompson / Montee Ball
FB: (1): James Casey
WR: (6): Deymarius Thomas / Emmanuel Sanders / Andre Caldwell / Cody Latimer / Bennie Fowler / Jordan Norwood
TE: (2): Owen Daniels / Virgil Green
OL: (9): Ty Sambrailo / Evan Mathis / Matt Paradis / Louis Vasquez / Ryan Harris / Michael Schofield / Max Garcia / Gino Gradkowski / Shelley Smith
DL: (6): Antiono Smith / Sylverster Williams / Malik Jackson / Vance Walker / Darius Kilgo / Kenny Anunike
LB: (9): Von Miller / Brandon Marshall / Danny Trevanthan / DeMarcus Ware / Shane Ray / Shanquil Barrett / Todd Davis / Cory Nelson / Lerentee McCray
CB: (6): Aqib Talib / Chris Harris / Kayvon Webster / Bradley Roby / Lorenzo Doss / Curtis Marsh
S: (4): David Burton / Darian Stewart / Josh Bush / Omar Bolden
ST: (3): Brandon McManus / Britton Colquitt / Aaron Brewer
S T.J. Ward and DL Derek Wolfe are currently suspended, and roster cuts will have to be made to get them on the active 53.