Predicting the Game Day Inactives

Long time reader, first time poster...I truly enjoy reading everyone's opinions so looking forward to sharing some of my own. Apologies in advance for any formatting issues.

After watching the preseason, like many of you, I was extremely concerned about our depth (or rather, lack thereof). However, those concerns are being quickly erased. Attempting to guess the 8 players that will be inactive in week one is pleasantly difficult. Here's my guess:


-Brock Osweiler: Unlikely we would carry three active QBs come game day.

-Lance Ball: This may come as a bit of a surprise but seems more likely now that he has lost his backup spot to Moreno and since the staff is heavily vested in Hillman.

-Phillip Blake: His preseason struggles have been well documented. This coupled with the fact most teams only carry 7 offensive lineman on the game day roster makes him a logical choice. Side Note: Given his upside and flexibility (can play C or G), it's disappointing to see him progressing at such a slow pace - particularly given his age.

-Chris Kuper: Injured


-Mitch Unrein: More or less an educated guess here but carrying 3 DTs makes sense given the versatility of Wolfe and Jackson.

-Steven Johnson: With Irving and Brooking having the ability to play MLB and Trevathon coming in on Nickel, I could see Johnson sitting. Side Note: If and when DJ comes back, it will be very interesting to see who gets cut from our current LB group.

Tony Carter: Bolden gets the nod over Carter because of his return ability although I could see us carrying 5 corners, in which case an additional DL or LB would sit.

Quinton Carter: This is a really tough call but carrying 5 safeties on game day just seems excessive. Plus, Carter may not 100% after sitting much of camp. Once he is back to full strength, safety will be an interesting position to watch. He is too good of a player with too much upside to be a healthy scratch.

This is just my best guess. Any thoughts?

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