Keep: Joshua Dobbs, Josh Rosen
Cut: Jacoby Brissett
Suspended: Deshaun Watson
As noted, I would love to cut Deshaun Watson, but I have to actually manage this club as if it were my responsibility. Cutting a dude who costs $40+ million against the cap isn’t prudent. I can just opt to not play him. Speaking of not playing, I’m not sure what Jacoby Brissett was doing on Saturday, but it wasn’t playing. I’d roll with Joshua Dobbs as my starter and Josh Rosen as my backup. Dobbs has more versatility but Rosen has a bigger arm. I’d want to keep both for that reason. Brissett is fine, he may be the smartest quarterback of the four, but he lacks arm strength and due to that, he often checks down.
Keep: Nick Chubb, Kareem Hunt, D’Ernest Johnson, Jerome Ford
Cut: John Kelly, Demetric Felton
Carrying five running backs is stupid, especially with the ability to find gems at any point of the season. Demetric Felton hasn’t shown anything since arriving, and after a certain point, you can tell if he’s going to or not. Are we at that point? Maybe not, but Jerome Ford showed far more in a few preseason games than Felton has in 20+ combined games (regular and pre-season)
Keep: Johnny Stanton
Johnny Stanton being able to catch, run and block make him too versatile to lose. There’s a part of me that wants to cut an extra tight end just due to the versatility Stanton brings but after watching the receiving corp, maybe it’s best we keep both Stanton and four tight ends.