Former NFL G.M. Mark Dominik recently put together an "ultimate 53-man roster" for the upcoming season. The catch: his team had to be under the salary cap for 2015.
Dominik was the Buccaneers' G.M. from 2009 to 2013.
I had Barth in Tampa, and trust me, he's a clutch kicker. That's a trait you really appreciate as a general manager. Every field goal is tough to watch, but it got much easier when he was kicking.
Dominik's decision to carry Barth is an interesting one. Barth was accurate last season, going 15-of-16 on field goals, but he has not yet completely beat out Brandon McManus for the starting job in Denver.
Barth's 2015 salary ($745,000) was likely a big factor in Dominik's decision.
Inexcusably, Dominik left out Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr., who has a cap hit of just $3 million this season. Dominik choose Cleveland's Joe Haden instead. Haden has an $11.7 million cap hit this season, but is "the best young cornerback in the NFL," according to Dominik.
Other cornerbacks included on the list were Jacksonville's Johnathan Cyprien ($1.5M), Cincinnati's George Iloka ($1.6M), and Buffalo's Ron Brooks ($760K).
Harris was PFF's No. 1 CB last season and he believes he is the best in the NFL.